|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
Naval Historical Collection
|Place made||At sea|
|Date made||21 August 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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The Dutch hospital ship Oranje off the Western Australian coast in 1941, shortly after the ...
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.