sick berth


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Noun1.sick berth - (nautical) a room for the treatment of the sick or injured (as on a ship)
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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Norma Hanson (second from right) a VAD worker from Almondbury, on HMS Cabbala with Sick Berth staff in 1943
Mr Hughes was a sick berth attendant on board the RFA Bedenham which exploded while docked in Gibraltar on April 27, 1951, killing 13 people and causing a great deal of damage to the town.
I had previously been in civil defence and had trained in first-aid so I became a sick berth attendant.