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Name: NORTH LYELL
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/12/1898
Completed: 02/1899
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 688
Dimensions: 2067grt, 1270nrt, 300.0 x 40.6 x 20.1ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl (17, 27.5, 31 & 31 x 30ins), 210nhp
Engines by: Wigham, Richardson & Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 101726
History:
02/1899 North Mount Lyell Copper Co Ltd, Melbourne
1899 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin; renamed MOURA
1915 Douglas Steamship Co, Hong Kong; renamed HAI HONG
1928 Fernandez Bros, Manila; renamed MACTAN
01/1956 Broken up
Comments: 12/1941: Chartered by the US Army as a transport but converted to a hospital ship
01/01/1942: The last vessel to leave Manila ahead of the invading Japanese
Evacuated 224 of the most seriously injured US personnnel to Brisbane & Sydney
01/1943: Acquired by the US Army as HQ accommodation in New Guinea. Named S-188
09/1945: Returned to owners
01/1956: Broken up at Hong Kong by Hong Kong Chiap Hua Manufactory Co


Above photo as NORTH LYELL is copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo as MOURA is copyright of Allan C Green

Above photo as MOURA is courtesy of the RJ French Collection

Above photo as MACTAN (S-188) is copyright of the USA Army