Title: Hospital Ships – Manunda – Waganella – Centaur – Oranje

Author: Goodman, Rupert

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1992

ISBN: 0864391390

Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket (Laminated boards) – 170 pages

Comments: A detailed account of the Australian Hospital Ships that served during World War II.

The hospital ships of Australia were a number of converted civilian ships used for medical services during the Second World War. They were all staffed primarily by the Army Medical staff.

The ships fell into two groups: Australian ships and Dutch ships transferred to the Australian Government. The Dutch ships retained their original Dutch officers and Javanese sailors, with replacements from an international pool being added as necessary, and they also continued to sail under the Dutch flag.

Some foxing to the book.