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Evacuation Transports (APH)

In October 1941 the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery proposed a new type of ship designed to evacuate casualties suffered by an amphibious assault force. When not evacuating casualties, the ship would be usable as a troop transport. Becuase of their dual use, these ships were not entitled to the immunity enjoyed by regular hospital ships under international law. Thus, they were armed and did not carry hospital ship markings.

U.S. transports

Tryon class


References

DANFS

Friedman (2002)


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