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by purchase, 1920
21 February 1947
Broken up, 1948
Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship (formerly the SS Maine Panama) was a hospital ship of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary, that served during World War II.
The third, and longest serving, ship to bear the name was originally launched as the SS
Panama in 1902. She was purchased by the Admiralty in 1920 for use as a hospital ship with the Mediterranean Fleet.
She entered service after conversion in 1922 and was mainly based at
Malta, although in 1926 she spent a period on the China Station. In 1935 she attended King George V's Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Spithead. On 20 February 1928 Maine broke her moorings during a storm at Malta and was grounded.
Alexandria, Egypt, during World War II, Maine treated more than 13,000 patients. She was decommissioned on 21 February 1947, and was broken up in Bo'ness, Scotland, in 1948.
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