MV Empire MacMahon


MV Empire MacMahon
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Name: Empire MacMahon
Owner: Ministry of War Transport
Operator: Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.
Builder: Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend
Launched: 2 July 1943
Renamed: Naninia in 1946
Fate: Scrapped Hong Kong 1960
General characteristics
Displacement: 8,908 tons (gross)
Length: 463 ft (141 m) (pp) 485 ft 9 in (148.06 m) (oa)
Beam: 61 ft 9 in (18.82 m)
Depth: 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
Propulsion: Diesel
one shaft
3,300 bhp
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h)
Complement: 110
Armament: 1 x 4 inch
8 x 20 mm
Aircraft carried: Four Fairey Swordfish

MV Empire MacMahon was an oil tanker converted to a merchant aircraft carrier or MAC ship.

MV Empire MacMahon was built by Swan Hunter, Wallsend under order from the Ministry of War Transport. She entered service as a MAC ship in December 1943, however only her air crew and the necessary maintenance staff were naval personnel.[1] She was operated by Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.[2]

She returned to merchant service as an oil tanker in 1946 and renamed Naninia and was eventually scrapped in Hong Kong in 1960.

External links

References

  1. ^ H.T. Lenton & J. J. Colledge. Warships of World War II. Ian Allan. p. 296. ISBN 0-7110-0403-X. 
  2. ^ "List and history of the Empire ships - M". Mariners. http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/EmpireM.html. Retrieved 2007-03-18. 



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