Allied Warships

Escort carriers

Merchantile Conversion class

10 ships


The escort carrier HMS Empire Macalpine of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeEscort carrier
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Notes on classMany of these ships were tanker or grain carrier conversions and did continue to function as such even with the flight deck attached. The air crews were Royal Navy but many of the ships themselves were manned with civilians. 

Royal Navy Royal Navy ships of the Merchantile Conversion class

To see all Merchantile Conversion class ships click here.

Acavus
Adula
Alexia
Amastra
Ancylus
Empire Macandrew
Empire Maccabe
Empire Maccallum (MN)
Empire Macdermott
Empire Mackay
Empire Macmahon
Empire MacRae (MU)
Miralda
HMS Rapana
Empire Macalpine
Empire Maccoll
Empire MacKendrick


10 Escort carriers (17 names) of the Merchantile Conversion class.

See all Royal Navy Escort carrier classes.


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