The Dutch hospital ship Oranje off the Western Australian coast in 1941, shortly after the ...

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Accession Number 302809
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Naval Historical Collection
Place made At sea
Date made 21 August 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

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.