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MV EMPIRE MACMAHON 

 Merchant Aircraft Carrier (MAC) Auxillary Ship

Became British Swordfish

 
 
History


Empire MacMahon was a MAC tanker conversion, built by Harland & Wolff  and launched 17 June 1943. She was completed in October 1943 and on completion was an Empire MacKay Class MAC ship, which were part of officially 4 separate classes, but the ships were essentially identical. She was scrapped in 1959.

Empire MacMahon operated in the North Atlantic throughout the war. Returned to merchant service postwar; named British Swordfish. Scrapped at Rotterdam starting May 1959.

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Ship name Empire MacMahon
Class Empire MacKay type merchant aircraft carrier (Tankers)
Type Merchant aircraft carrier (MAC)
Ships in Class Empire MacKay, Empire MacColl, Empire Mahon, Empire MacCabe. Officially 4 separate classes, but the ships were essentially identical. 
Launched  
Tonnage Displacement: approx. 8,900 tons full load
Engines Propulsion: Diesel, 1 shaft, 3,300 bhp 
Speed in Knots 11
Armament 1 4 inch, 8 20 mm
Crew Complement 122
Range   
Length (ft/inches) 479 
Beam (ft/inches) 60
Draught (ft/inches) 27
Flight Deck length (ft/inches)  
Flight Deck width (ft/inches)  
Armour  
Number of aircraft carried 4
Fate of carrier  
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FURTHER INFORMATION
 
World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway  
Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T  (1994). 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8

The World’s Warships 1941 by Francis E. McMurtrie (1944). Jane's London 1941 1st ed. 

Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II by Francis E. McMurtrie (Editor)(1984). 320 pages. Crescent Books; ISBN: 0517679639

 
 
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