INDEX OF NAVAL
Merchant Aircraft Carrier (MAC) Auxillary Ship (Netherlands)
Macoma was taken out of service 30 May, 1945, converted back to a tanker at RDM in Rotterdam. Scrapped Hong Kong early 1958.
Atlantic convoys 1944-1945
No information on Captains.
Squadrons and Aircraft
Fairey Swordfish of 860 sqdn 'Macoma' (embarked 1944-1945)
Associations and Reunions
Ray Hartman Kok
"Great to see another Indo Web Page. Help us trying to find our roots. Father born Grissee served Dutch Fleet. Arm via RAF 320,860,701,861 Squadrons, also Royal Navy Atlantic convoys on HMS Macoma and Gadilla, Dutch oil tanker flat tops for submarine hunting, also HNMLS Karel
Doorman. Anyone with any info/knowledge, please contact me."
Ship name Macoma Class Gadila Type Merchant Aircraft Carrier (MAC) Ships in Class Gadila, Macoma Launched 1935 Tonnage 8011 / 16000 gross weight Engines One 4-stroke 8-cylinder 4,400hp MAN diesel Speed in Knots 12,75 knots Armament 1 x 4 inch HA/LA, two 40 mm Bofors, six 20 mm Oerlikon Crew Complement 54 Range Length (ft/inches) 141,12 x 18,08 x 10,32 m Beam (ft/inches) Draught (ft/inches) Flight Deck length (ft/inches) Flight Deck width (ft/inches) Armour Number of aircraft carried 4 Fairey Swordfish of 860 (Dutch) Squadron Fleet Air Arm Fate of carrier Scrapped Hong Kong 1958 Notes
FURTHER INFORMATION Gadila-class Merchant Aircraft Carrier in Royal Netherlands Navy warships of World War II Full history and specifications about Gadila and Macoma World Aircraft Carriers List Photo Gallery Dutch Aircraft Carriers Photographs of Gadila and Macoma World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway On-line database of over 3000 Dutch merchant ships (collection is from Alkmaar Nautiek and contains data) 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