Hospital Ship

A hospital ship is a ship designated for primary function as a floating medical treatment facility or hospital. Most are operated by the military forces (mostly navies) of various countries, as they are intended to be used in or near war zones.

Attacking a hospital ship is a war crime. However, belligerent navies are entitled the right to board such ships for inspections.

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SS George Washington Carver - History - U.S. Army Service
... From November 1943 to July 1944 the ship underwent conversion to a Hague Convention hospital ship at the Atlantic Basin Iron Works yard in New York ... During this time the ship was assigned the name USAHS Dogwood by recommendation of the Surgeon General ... Dogwood embarked on its first trip as a hospital ship in late July 1944 and returned to its new homeport of Charleston in August ...
City Of Adelaide (1864) - Service History - Hospital Ship
... when purchased by Southampton Corporation for £1750 to serve as a floating isolation hospital ... In 2009, the National Health Service (England) named a new hospital at Millbrook, Southampton, in honour of the ship - the Adelaide Health Centre ...
Hospital Ship - Legal Status
... Modern hospital ships display large Red Crosses or Red Crescents to signify their Geneva convention protection under the laws of war ... During both WW I and WW II (see Lists of hospital ships sunk in either war), noncombatant markings did not stop the sinking of a number of hospital ships by either side ... case, a British air attack in 1945 sank the German ship SS Deutschland with substantial loss of life ...
Comfort Class Hospital Ship
... The Comfort class hospital ship was a United States Navy World War II-era hospital ship design ... All ships were constructed in 1943 by the Consolidated Steel Corporation before being decommissioned in 1946 ... All three ships of the class operated exclusively in the Pacific theater for the three years in which they were in service ...
SM UB-14 - Aegean Sea
... to travel by train and camel just to reach UB-14—and the ship was ready to resume her journey on 13 August ... The first ship seen was the British hospital ship Soudan, headed to Alexandria from the Dardanelles ... Von Heimburg, seeing the properly identified hospital ship, allowed Soudan to pass unmolested ...

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