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UKN61 Merchant Aircraft Carrier Oil Tanker (1:2400)


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This pack contains one merchant aircraft carrier converted from an oil tanker.

Between 1943 to May 1944, 13 tankers were converted to Merchant Aircraft Carriers, the last two serving with the Dutch Navy. A complement of three Swordfish were carried; all maintenance being done on the flight deck, as no elevator or hangar facilities were installed.

The MAC ships were used for convoy escort duty, aircraft ferries and as an oiler for escort vessels. Post-war, all were returned to their original configurations and entered civilian service.

Additional Information

Date from 1930
Date to 1946