List of hospital ships sunk in World War II

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Name Image Nationality Date Location of wreck Cause Lives lost Note
HS Andros Flag of Greece.svg Greece 23 April 1941 At Loutraki (West of the Corinth Canal) Sunk by Italian aircraft  ? [1]
HS Armenia HS Armenia Flag of the Soviet Union (1923-1955).svg Soviet Union 7 November 1941 On voyage from Yalta to Gurzuf 44°15′00″N 34°17′00″E / 44.25000°N 34.28333°E / 44.25000; 34.28333 Attacked by German torpedo-carrying He-111H Bombers, Over 5,000 [2]
HS Arno Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Italy 10 September 1942 About 40 miles NE of Ras el Tin 33°14′00″N 23°23′00″E / 33.23333°N 23.38333°E / 33.23333; 23.38333 Sunk by aerial torpedoes from the RAF 27 [3]
HS Asahi Maru Flag of Japan.svg Japan 17 August 1945 Inland Sea. W of Ushijima, 1.25 miles off Bizan Seto Collides with oiler Manju Maru, beached. Abandoned as a constructive total loss. [4]
HS Attiki Flag of Greece.svg Greece 11 April 1941 Doro Channel off Karystos Bombed and sunk  ? [5]
HS Awa Maru Flag of Japan.svg Japan 1 April 1945 Inland Sea. W of Ushijima, 1.25 miles off Bizan Seto Sunk by US Submarine Queenfish [6]
HS Berlin War Ensign of Germany 1938-1945.svg Germany 31 January 1945 Off Swinemünde, and was put in tow for Kiel 54°02′06″N 14°19′00″E / 54.03500°N 14.31667°E / 54.03500; 14.31667 Mined. Again hit a mine on the same day and sank  ? [7]
HS Buenos Aires Maru Flag of Japan.svg Japan 27 November 1943 Off Saint Matthias Island in Steffen Strait 02°40′00″S 149°20′00″E / 2.66667°S 149.33333°E / -2.66667; 149.33333 Bombed by USAAF 158 [8]

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HS California Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Italy 11 August 1941 Syracuse Harbour Torpedoed and sunk by British aircraft torpedoes 1 [11]
AHS Centaur AHS Centaur Flag of Australia.svg Australia 14 May 1943 Off North Stradbroke Island, Queensland Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-177 268 [12]
HS Dronning Maud HS Dronning Maud Flag of Norway.svg Norway 01 May 1940 Near Gratangen, Norway Sunk by German aircraft 42 [13]
HS Esperos Flag of Greece.svg Greece 21 April 1941 Off Missolonghi, Greece Sunk by German aircraft  ? [14]
HMHS Hikawa Maru No.2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands

Flag of Japan.svg Japan

17 August 1945 Wakasa Bay Scuttled by placing explosive charges in the hull  ? [15]

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HMHS Maid of Kent HMHS Maid of Kent Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 21 May 1940 Dieppe harbour Bombed by German aircraft 43 [17]

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HMHS Newfoundland HMHS Newfoundland Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 13 September 1943 40 nautical miles (74 km) offshore of Salerno 40°13′00″N 14°21′00″E / 40.21667°N 14.35000°E / 40.21667; 14.35000 Bombed by German aircraft. After burning for 2 days she was sunk by gunfire by destroyers Mayo and Plunkett. 21 [19]
HMHS Paris Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 02 June 1940 Off Dunkirk Bombed by German aircraft  ? [20]

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HS Po Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Italy 14 March 1941 Inside the Bay of Valona (Albania), 1,5 miles off Cape Dukati and Crionerò 40°22′00″N 19°28′00″E / 40.36667°N 19.46667°E / 40.36667; 19.46667 Sunk by a British torpedo bomber 24 [22]

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HS RAMB IV Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Italy

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK

10 May 1942 Off Alexandria in Egypt Bombed and set afire by German aircraft and sank 165 [25]
HS Sicilia Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Italy 04 April 1943 Off Naples Torpedoed and sunk by British aircraft  ? [26]
HS Sokratis Flag of Greece.svg Greece 22 April 1941 Antikyra, Greece Sunk by German aircraft  ? [27]
HMHS St David Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 24 January 1944 25 miles south of Anzio Sunk by German aircraft (Hs-293) 96 [28]

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HS Tübingen War Ensign of Germany 1938-1945.svg Germany 18 November 1944 3.5 miles south of Cap. Premantura Pula (Pola) Attacked by two British air plane (Beaufighters) 6 [30]
HMHS Talamba Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 10 July 1943 Off Syracuse during the landings in Sicily Bombed and sunk by an enemy aircraft whilst embarking wounded 5 [31]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "MV Armenia (Армения) (+1941)". wrecksite. 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ "SS Arno (+1942)". wrecksite. 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
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  5. ^ "SS Attiki (+1941)". wrecksite. 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "SS Awa Maru (+1945)". wrecksite. 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
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  14. ^ "SS Esperos (+1941)". wrecksite. 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  15. ^ "SS Hikawa Maru No.2 (+1945)". wrecksite. 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
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  31. ^ "SS Talamba (+1943)". wrecksite. 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
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