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Hospital Ships of World War II

An Illustrated Reference to 39 United States Military Vessels

Hospital Ships of World War II by Emory A. Massman
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The first U.S. hospital ship of World War II saw service in mid-1943. By war's end, the fleet had carried nearly 17,000 sick and wounded home. This richly illustrated work covers all 39 ships that served as U.S. Navy and Army hospital ships during World War II. Each ship's history is fully covered, concentrating on the ship's hospital service. Information is presented on each ship's personnel, the handling of patients, types of wounds and diseases encountered, and life aboard the ships. General layouts of the ships and technical data are also included. Biographies are provided on persons for whom ships were named.
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; October 2007
511 pages; ISBN 9781476609638
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Title: Hospital Ships of World War II
Author: Emory A. Massman