Extract from the Society's 71st Annual Report:
'Silver Medal and Illuminated Vote of Thanks to the Captain Percy M. Jacobs of the S.S. Lima; Silver Medal, Binoculars and Illuminated Vote of Thanks each to Third Officer E. Dyer and Fourth Engineer Henry Gray; and Silver Medal, Vote of Thanks and £5 each to Boatswain J. McClusky, and A.Bs W. Martin, J. Cameron and J. Lloyd for exemplary and gallant conduct in rescuing passengers of the Lima, stranded on the Island of Huamblin, on the West Coast of South America, in February (1910)'.
The Pacific Steam Navigation Co. Steam Ship Lima, a Liner of 4,943 tons, was built by J. Brown & Co. and launched in 1907. On 5.2.1910 she ran ashore on Huamblin Island in very rough weather. The S.S. Hatumet saw the Lima's distress signals and stood by and assisted in the rescue of 205 persons, 188 of whom were passengers and which included all the women and children. The rescue came to an end when one of the ship's boats used to transfer passengers and crew capsized in the heavy sea. The Hatumet departed to seek further help and the remaining 88 persons still on board were rescued the next day by a Chilean Cruiser.