ACAVUS (1)

About

Completed 1935 as Acavus for Anglo-Saxon. 1943-1946 served as MAC 1, conversion to Merchant Aircraft Carrier (MA) by Silley Cox & Co Shiprepaires Falmouth. 1952 to Shell France and renamed Iacra. 18-4-1963 arrived at La Seyne for scrapping.

Also known as
MAC 1
Iacra
IMO number
1163564
Call sign
GYDF
Construction number
536
Tonnage
12.260 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
147m
Year of construction
1935
Year of renaming/broken up
1963
Service for Shell
1935 to 1963
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
06/15/2009 - 18:20 Steve Harding

Some years after leaving Shell I attended an Open University summer school. It transpired there was another ex-Shell R/O present and the lecturer, an elderly Irish gentleman, on hearing us sharing anecdotes in relation to the 'Acavus' came over. 'I was also on the Acavus.' 'Deckie, Clankie or Sparks?', I asked. 'No, none of those: I flew fighters off her!' Nothing tops that.

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