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- n. A large ship that is intended to serve as a mobile hospital with appropriate equipment and personnel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a vessel fitted up for a floating hospital.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel fitted up for the care of sick or wounded seamen, or of patients taken from a ship in quarantine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a ship built to serve as a hospital; used for wounded in wartime
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(He served as surgeon to the hospital ship "Dreadnought" at Greenwich till 1856, when he resigned and, retiring from practice, devoted himself to scientific pursuits, and was elected President of the College of Surgeons in 1871.)
On February 1, the hospital ship Asturias, which the submarine captain genuinely mistook for a merchantman, was attacked off Le Havre but escaped.
“Some to The Firm, some to Fortunee, the sick to a hospital ship and the rest to that lighter there.”
Verner, never losing consciousness, was moved to the hospital ship Soudan, where his shattered arm was taken off.
However, the following day a Harley Street specialist, serving with the fleet aboard the hospital ship Soudan, examined Carden and announced that the admiral had a dangerous ulcer and was on the verge of a “complete break down; he must have 3 or 4 weeks rest and freedom from all anxiety,” Keyes wrote to his wife.