|Object type||Black & white|
|Photographer||Naval Historical Collection|
|Date made||21 August 1941|
|Physical description||Black & white|
The Dutch hospital ship Oranje off the Western Australian coast in 1941, shortly after the completion of its conversion as a hospital ship. The red crosses and green stripes on the white hull were meant to be a conspicuous reminder to enemy vessels of its non-combatant role. The ship evacuated wounded Australian soldiers from the Middle East.