Australian and New Zealand patients

Unit Hospital ship Oranje
Accession Number ART24069
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 28.3 x 25.1 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Dargie, William
Place made Egypt
Date made 20 July 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Australian and New Zealand patients wait to board the hospital ship Oranje at Port Tewfik. The Oranje was a modern 20,000 ton vessel owned by the Netherlands government. In 1941 the ship was offered, fully equipped and manned, to the Royal Australian Navy for use by Australia and New Zealand as a hospital ship. Once refitted as 1 Netherlands Military Hospital Ship, the Oranje carried more than 32,000 sick and wounded Allied patients on over 40 voyages.