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SS Michael E

 Catapult Aircraft Merchant 
Auxillary Ship

 
 
CAM ship with Hurricane on catapult

History

SS Michael E was a Catapult Aircraft Merchant (CAM) ship which was equipped with one FAA aircraft in World War II.


Photograph of example of catapult launched aircraft - Kingfisher

Ariguani was converted to become a catapult ship in 1940, saw war service in the Atlantic.



Sea hurricane catapult launch


 


Cam Ship with Hurricane Fighter on the Catapult .. Atlantic Convoy 1942


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Ship name Michael E
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Type Catapult Aircraft Merchantman (CAM) ship 
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FURTHER INFORMATION
 
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). Janes London 1941 1st ed. 

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

 
World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway  
 
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