MV Empire MacColl

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MV Empire MacColl
MV Empire MacColl.
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Name: Empire MacColl
Owner: Ministry of War Transport
Operator: British Tanker Co. Ltd.
Builder: Laird, Son & Co., Birkenhead
Launched: 24 July 1943
Renamed: British Pilot in 1946
Fate: Scrapped Faslane 1962
General characteristics
Displacement: 9,133 tons (gross)
Length: 463 ft (141 m) (pp) 481 ft 6 in (146.76 m) (oa)
Beam: 61 ft 9 in (18.82 m)
Depth: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)
  • Diesel
  • one shaft
  • 3,300 bhp
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h)
Complement: 110
Aircraft carried: Four Fairey Swordfish

MV Empire MacColl was an oil tanker converted to a merchant aircraft carrier (MAC) ship.

MV Empire MacColl was built by Laird, Son & Co., Birkenhead under order from the Ministry of War Transport. She entered service as a MAC ship in November 1943, however only her air crew and the necessary maintenance staff were naval personnel.[1] She was operated by the British Tanker Company.[2]

She returned to merchant service as an oil tanker in 1946 and was eventually scrapped in Faslane in 1962.


  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. Retrieved 18 March 2007.

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