RFA Maine (1905)

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For other ships of the same name, see RFA Maine.
Career Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ensign
Name: RFA Maine
Builder: D & W Henderson & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Launched: 1 December 1905, as SS Heliopolis
Acquired: by purchase, 1913
Commissioned: as Mediator
Renamed: Maine, June 1914
Fate: Sold to previous owner, 7 March 1916
General characteristics
Type: Hospital ship
Tonnage: 4,688 long tons (4,763 t)
Propulsion: Triple expansion engine, single screw
Speed: 12.5 knots (23.2 km/h; 14.4 mph)

RFA Maine was a hospital ship of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary, that served during World War I.

The second ship to bear the name, she was built by D & W Henderson & Co. Ltd. of Glasgow for Harris & Dixon & Co. Ltd., as the SS Heliopolis.

Launched on 1 December 1905, she was purchased by the Admiralty in 1913, and converted at Pembroke Dock for service in World War I, and was renamed Mediator. After the loss of the first RFA Maine, the Mediator was renamed. However, she proved unsuitable for the task, and was sold back to her previous owners on 7 March 1916. She was eventually broken up in Genoa in 1932.