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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, 4SACA, 8cyl (25.5 x 55.1ins), 502nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 163559
History:
01/1935 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1952 Soc Maritime Shell, Le Havre; renamed IMBRICARIA
12/1954 Broken up
Comments: 10/1943 - 1945: Converted and operated as a merchant aircraft carrier - MAC ship
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 Can Nav 'Santa Maria'


Above photos as IMBRICARIA courtesy of Photoship