hospital ship

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hospital ship a ship built to serve as a hospital; used for wounded in wartime
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hospital ship a vessel fitted up for a floating hospital.
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Usage

In literature:

After placing all seriously sick and wounded on board hospital ship "Currier" we proceeded to Archangel, and arrived there Oct. 22nd.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Nurses and sailors were carrying the emaciated forms from the ship to the shore, to the clean and tidy wards of the hospital.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
All our wounded were then placed on this ship, which for a time became our hospital.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
They were removed to a part of the ship screened off to serve as an hospital.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
The officers of the two ships were received with much hospitality by the inhabitants of Sydney.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Last of all were the two steamers fitted as hospital ships.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
He is besides badly shaken and has had to go to a hospital ship.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Men who could stand more travelling were hurried to the hospital ships.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
The edict was extended to hospital ships on the charge that the Allies used them for the transportation of munitions and troops.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
It was in a hospital ship in the North Sea that my cousin met him.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 9, 1914" by Various
He was carried out of action and placed on a stretcher for conveyance across Suvla Beach to a hospital ship.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
The naval hospital ship Solace was there.
"A Story of the Red Cross" by Clara Barton
Aleurone meal, as a dry vegetal albumen, is of great use as food on ships, in fortresses and in military hospitals during war.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Her father feasted him hospitably, and sent him home in a ship, which landed him on the coast of Ithaca fast asleep, and left him there.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It wasn't as if she was leaving her post, she was going on a hospital ship.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
One of my ships has brought you to this land, and I wish you to find hospitality beneath my roof.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
When we saw her clearly through the periscope after a while, we found out the discouraging fact that she was a hospital ship.
"The Adventures of the U-202" by E. Spiegel
Even a hospital ship is a target for the missiles of the enemy.
"The Black Watch" by Scout Joe Cassells
Larry remained in the ship's hospital for three days and then resumed his duties as before.
"At the Fall of Port Arthur" by Edward Stratemeyer
She was the seventh British hospital ship torpedoed at night and without warning.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
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In news:

The USS Benevolence hospital ship is seen in this file photo.
Singer Mariah Carey helped christen the new Disney cruise ship Fantasy at a Hudson River pier in Manhattan on Thursday night and promised to bring her twins back to enjoy some Disney hospitality.
Sharon Van Etten , with Hospital Ships and Ruddy Swain.
The Africa Mercy, a charity-funded hospital ship docked in Sierra Leone, provides the most sophisticated medical facility in the region.
The hospital ship Africa Mercy, now docked in Freetown, Sierra Leone, provides basic surgeries in a country where medical care is scare.
Sharon Van Etten, with Hospital Ships and Ruddy Swain.
Hospital Ships, Pale Hearts and Monsoon Lazer this Friday at the Bottleneck.
MU hospitality students serve turkey on Navy ship.
Even cruise ships need a change of scenery, especially when it comes with a generous dose of Greek hospitality and cheer—but please don't smash the MV Louis Majesty 's dishes on the floor.
Come see Pale Hearts, Monsoon Lazer and Hospital Ships at KJHK's Extravagant Trash Show tonight.
Prominent Greek shipowner John Adamantios Hadjipateras, chairman of the London-based Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee for the past 18 years, died of heart failure at an Athens hospital Sept 17 at the age of 73.
A cruise ship passenger was admitted to Bartlett Regional Hospital on Thursday as a possible SARS case, but state medical officials said it is very unlikely she has the sometimes fatal respiratory illness.
Three dozen people on board the ship were treated but there were no life-threatening injuries One was airlifted to a local hospital.
My unit of Army nurses was billeted on the hospital ship Marigold, which was docked in Yokohama Harbor, within walking distance of the New Grand Hotel on the Bund.
In January 1945, a converted German hospital ship, the Wilhelm Gustloff, was sunk by Russian torpedoes in the Baltic Sea, killing more than 9,000 people, most of them civilians, including 4,000 children.
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