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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.
    USAHS Missouri
    Missouri 157k 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
    Egbert 59k USAT Egbert docked at Schwabacher's Wharf, Seattle, WA., preparing to transport troops to China, 7 August 1900. Tommy Trampp
    Egbert 133k USAT Egbert underway, circa 1903, location unknown
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 75582
    Tommy Trampp

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