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MV MIRALDA

 MAC-ship Auxillary Ship (Netherlands)
Became Marisa 1950

 
 
History


Miralda was built by Nederlandse Dok, launched in July 1936, completed July 1936, and conversion completed January 1944. Scrapped at Hong Kong starting in 1960.

Miralda was a "Rapana" class MAC conversion from a bulk tanker. This conversion was conceived and designed by the shipping company which owned the ships; the plan was initially rejected by the Navy but later accepeted. Generally similar to previous MAC conversions

Miralda operated as an Atlantic escort throughout the war. Returned to merchant service postwar; named Marisa in 1950. Scrapped at Hong Kong starting in 1960.

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Ship name Miralda
Class Rapana Class (tankers)
Type Merchant aircraft carrier (MAC-ship)
Ships in Class Rapana, Ancylus, Acavus, Alexia, Amastra, Miralda, Adula
Launched  
Tonnage Displacement: 16,000 tons full load
Engines Propulsion: Diesel, 1 shaft, 4,000 bhp
Speed in Knots 11.5 knots
Armament Armament: 1 4 inch, 2 40 mm, 6 20 mm
Crew Complement 118
Range   
Length (ft/inches) 481
Beam (ft/inches) 60
Draught (ft/inches) 27.5
Flight Deck length (ft/inches)  
Flight Deck width (ft/inches)  
Armour None
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). 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

 
 
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