Hospital ships are protected under the Geneva convention a
ship designated as a medical treatment facility or hospital
most are operated by the military forces or navies of various
countries around the world, as they are intended to be used
in or near war zones. Firing on a hospital ship is generally
considered a war crime. However, a British air attack in 1945
sank the German hospital ship SS
with huge loss of life, She apparently had
not been sufficiently marked as a hospital ship. Also the
German Hospital Ship Tübingen
was sunk on 18 November 1944 by RAF heavy fighters.
German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
German warships of the Second World War.
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