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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
Speed 11 kts.
Hospital Ship 4 Doctors, 10 Nurses, 24 Enlisted
Patient Capacity 600
Cargo Capacity 4,100 tons
Fuel Capacities unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
two double-ended boilers, 160psi
one triple expansion steam engine
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||SS Missouri moored pierside, probably at Boston, date unknown.|
|Atlantic Transport Co.
||USAHS Missouri at anchor in New York harbor near the Statue of Liberty, circa Summer of 1898. This ship was lent to the U.S. by the Atlantic Transport Line in 1898. After the war she served as an Army Hospital Ship in the Philippines,
her name eventually becoming USAT Egbert. She became the SS Stanley Dollar in 1903.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 45909 by E.H. Hart.
||USAT Egbert docked at Schwabacher's Wharf, Seattle, WA., preparing to transport troops to China, 7 August 1900.
||USAT Egbert underway, circa 1903, location unknown
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 75582
There is no history for USAHS Missouri / USAT Egbert available at NavSource
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