Adula file photo [1084]


CountryUnited Kingdom
Ship ClassRapana-class Merchant Vessel
Displacement16,000 tons standard
Length481 feet
Beam60 feet
Draft27 feet
Speed11 knots


ww2dbaseOriginally launched on 28 January 1937 as a civilian tanker vessel, Adula was converted into an auxillary escort carrier in February 1944, carrying 4 aircrafts during the war. She was scrapped at Briton Ferry in 1953.

ww2dbaseSource: Fleet Air Arm Archive

Last Major Revision: Jan 2005


Adula underway

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