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USAT Egbert
USAHS Missouri (1898)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Spanish Campaign Medal

Hospital Ship / Transport:
  • Built in 1887-88 as the steel screw steamer SS Missouri by William Gray & Co., West Hartlepool, England for the Atlantic Transport Co. Ltd.
  • Launched, 4 December 1888
  • Delivered in 1889 to the Atlantic Transport Co. for the London, Swansea and Baltimore trans-Atlantic run
  • Loaned, 1 July 1898, to the U.S. government for up to 12 months for use as a hospital ship during the Spanish-American war
  • Commissioned, USAHS Missouri in 1898
  • Sold in 1899, to the U.S. government for $200,000.00
  • After the Spanish-American War Missouri was reconfigured for long-term service in the Pacific, but proved unsuitable for the climate
  • Reconfigured as a U.S. Army transport, date unknown, renamed USAT Egbert
  • Sold, date unknown, for $50,000 to B. H. A. Michaelson of St. Thomas,
  • Managed by the Dollar Steamship Co., renamed SS Stanley Dollar, and employed as a freighter on San Francisco to China run
  • Renamed SS Missouri in 1904, reverted to Stanley Dollar in 1905
  • Final Disposition, stranded 6 September 1905, on an uncharted rock off Katsuura, Japan, and became a total loss
    Displacement 2,845 tons
    Length 330'
    Beam 40'
    Draft 20'2"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Hospital Ship 4 Doctors, 10 Nurses, 24 Enlisted
    Transport unknown
    Hospital Ship
    Patient Capacity 600
    Passengers unknown
    Cargo Capacity 4,100 tons
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    two double-ended boilers, 160psi
    one triple expansion steam engine
    single propeller

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    Merchant Service
    Missouri 67k SS Missouri moored pierside, probably at Boston, date unknown.
    Atlantic Transport Co.

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