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Call sign (1930):
Mike - Baker - Cast - Hypo


  • Built in 1900 by the Campbelltown Shipbuilding Co., Campbelltown, Scotland for Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas of Manila, Philippines
  • Launched 22 September 1900
  • Delivered in October 1900
  • Acquired by the Navy 3 October 1918 and commissioned USS Mauban the same day
  • Decommissioned 11 April 1919 at Brooklyn, NY and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners
  • Sold in 1920 to the Tabaclera Steamship and Commercial Co. of Manila
  • Scuttled at Manila 27 December 1941 to prevent capture by the Japanese
  • Salvaged by the Japanese in 1942 and renamed Manbo Maru
  • Struck a mine 12 May 1945 in the Kii Channel near Wadanomaski, Japan and sank.


  • Displacement 2,600 t.
  • Length 230'
  • Beam 34' 6"
  • Draft 16' 8"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement 67
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 160psi boiler, two 120hp (J. G. Kincaid and Co., Greenock, Scotland) triple expansion reciprocating steam engines, one shaft.
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    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    Mauban 121k Vida Maritima photo from the book "La Compañia General de Tabacos de Filipinas, 1881-1991" via Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Enevald Falsen, USNRF3 October 1918 - 11 April 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    View the Mauban
    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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