A commemorative card of the hospital ship Maine issued by the Royal Fleet Auxilliary.
Built in 1925 and of 7,515 gross tons she started life as the Italian liner Leonardo da Vinci. Taken over by the British in WWII and initially used as a trooper she was re-named Empire Clyde before becoming a hos
This is how the Maine looked after the explosion. A recent television do***entary claimed the edges of the hole that sunk her turned outwards, and could not have been the result of enemy action. Alternative views are welcome. The picture is from the Swedish language Chicago newspaper Hemlandet in a