The hospital ship MAINE entering Malta's Grand Harbour - January 1949.



Maine - UK Off No 159356 - Hospital Ship - built 1924 as a passenger liner by SA Ansaldo, La Spezia, Italy for Società di Navigazione Transatlantica Italiana - launched as Leonardo da Vinci - 1941 captured by British Forces at Kismayu - taken over by Ministry of War Transport -1943 converted to Hospital Ship and renamed Empire Clyde - 1948 taken over by Admiralty for RFA and renamed RFA Maine , Hospital Ship - 7,432 GT - LOA 130m - Beam 16m - Draught 11m - 17 knots - 1954 broken up at Hong Kong.    CA