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Name: ANCYLUS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 09/10/1934
Completed: 01/1935
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1491
Dimensions: 8017grt, 4784nrt, 465.0 x 59.4 x 33.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SCSA, Sulzer type, 8cyl (650 x 1400mm), 502nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots
Reg Number: 163559
History:
02/01/1935 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1952 Soc Maritime Shell, Le Havre; renamed IMBRICARIA
04/12/1954 Broken up
Comments: 10/1943 - 1945: Converted and operated as a merchant aircraft carrier - MAC ship
Bridge & funnel removed, flight deck over top of tanks, small island bridge
Armed with 4 x Fairey Swordfish, with no hanger and continued to carry cargo
04/12/1954: Arrived at La Spezia for breaking up by Cant Nav Santa Maria


Above photo as HMS ANCYLUS is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as IMBRICARIA is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as IMBRICARIA is courtesy of Photoship