Escort Carrier Class Specifications

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ww2dbaseEscort Carrier Classes During World War II

Escort Carrier ClassNavyProductionYears in ProductionHull TypeStandard DisplacementFull Load DisplacementOverall LengthInstalled PowerSpeedTotal ComplementOperational Aircraft
(long tons)(long tons)(feet)(horsepower)(knots)(people)(planes)
2AudacityRN11941Merchant ship11,0004675,200154806
3Long Island/Archer-classUSN/RN21941C-3 merchant9,00015,7004928,50017555-85615-30
4Taiyo-classIJN31941-42Passenger liner17,83020,00059125,20021747-85023-24
5Charger/Avenger-classUSN/RN41941-42C-3 merchant8,2009,0004928,5001755515-21
6Bogue/Attacker-classUSN/RN221942-43C-3 merchant8,39013,9804958,50016-18890-97019-24
7Sangamon-classUSN41942T-3 tanker11,40024,27555313,50018860-1,08025-32
8ActivityRN11942Merchant ship11,80014,25051312,0001870010
9Bogue/Ruler(Ameer)-classRN231942-43C-3 merchant8,39013,9804929,3501764624
10Casablanca-classUSN501942-44S merchant8,18810,9025129,00019910-91627
11Pretoria CastleRN11943Passenger liner23,45059416,0001821
12Shin'yoIJN11943Passenger liner17,20020,26162126,0002294227
14KaiyoIJN11943Passenger liner13,40016,22354652,0002382924
13Nairana-"class"RN31943-44Merchant ships13,50015,97053012,00016-18639-72815-20
15Commencement Bay-classUSN101944-45T-3 tanker10,90024,10055716,000191,06634
Total Production127

  1. Values were obtained from multiple sources. Some reported values may not be directly comparable with others in the same column.
  2. Six CVEs included in the table represent single-ship "classes."
  3. The Nairana "class" is comprised of three unrelated conversions of merchant ships.

Source(s): - Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
History of
Naval - Service Histories of 1,000 Royal and Dominion Navy Warships
Stille, Mark E (2013). The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific

Added By:
Bob Bryant

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