The first U.S. hospital ship of World War II saw service in midâ€“1943. By warâ€™s end, the fleet had carried nearly 17,000 sick and wounded home.
This richly illustrated work covers all 39 ships that served as U.S. Navy and Army hospital ships during World War II. Each shipâ€™s history is fully covered, concentrating on the shipâ€™s hospital service. Information is presented on each shipâ€™s personnel, the handling of patients, types of wounds and diseases encountered, and life aboard the ships. General layouts of the ships and technical data are also included. Biographies are provided on persons for whom ships were named.
Provides extensive information about each of the 39 ships that served in the U.S. Army or Navy during the war Numerous excellent photographs of the vessels and their crews in action, well-written and informative with extensive index.
137 photos, bibliography, index
509pp. softcover (7 x 10)