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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.
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