hospital ship

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Noun1.Hospital ship - a ship built to serve as a hospitalhospital ship - a ship built to serve as a hospital; used for wounded in wartime
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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The hospital ship left Leith in Scotland on October 29, 1914, for Dunkirk.
The 7713-ton Warilda, built by William Beardmore and Company in Glasgow and converted into a troopship and later a hospital ship during the war, set sail on August 3, 1918, with 801 on board.
hospital ship make annual visits to Taiwan in order to improve disaster response planning and preparation.
A quick sail around The Weather Channel's website delivered this editor to the story, "As Health Crisis Looms in Puerto Rico, Navy Hospital Ship Sits Mostly Empty."
The Susitna will serve as a mobile clinic and hospital ship, serving some of the isolated 7,107 Philippine islands during the all too frequent disasters.
Additionally, Germany and Great Britain have military vessels that are designed to be rapidly reconfigured to act as hospital ships. Further, the international charity Mercy Ships operates a private hospital ship, the M/V Africa Mercy.
President Aquino is eyeing the conversion of the presidential yacht into a hospital ship to maximize government resources in responding to disasters.
"While a hospital ship is an innovative means of providing medical care where it's nearly non-existent, it's our volunteers, like Liz, who truly bring hope and healing,'' said Allison Holisky, Mercy Ships' director of recruiting.
In August 1941, McAnany said goodbye to land-based assignments when he received orders to serve on the USS Solace (AH-5), a former cruise liner converted to a 400-bed hospital ship. Shortly after he went aboard, the ship departed for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, arriving on October 27, 1941.

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