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CountryUnited Kingdom
Ship ClassRapana-class Merchant Vessel
Builder NameSwan Hunter
Laid Down9 Oct 1934
Launched1 Jan 1935
Displacement16,000 tons full
Length481 feet
Beam60 feet
Draft27 feet
MachineryPropulsion: Diesel, 1 shaft
Power Output4,000 SHP
Speed11 knots
Armament1 4", 2 40 mm, 6 20 mm


ww2dbaseThe Ancylus was converted into a tanker/aircraft transport in Oct 1943, and served in the Atlantic. She returned to merchant service after WW2, and was renamed Imbricaria in 1952. She was sold on 4 Dec 1954 and scrapped at La Spezia.

ww2dbaseSource: Fleet Air Arm Archive

Last Major Revision: Feb 2005

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