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 ...
ID number302809
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
MakerNaval Historical Collection
Place madeAt sea
Date made21 August 1941
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionThe 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.