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A hospital ship is a type of starship dedicated to delivering medical aid and care.

A proposal was made in 2375, during the Dominion War, for Starfleet to transfer twenty-five Federation hospital ships over to Romulan control. (DS9 episode: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")


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ST Expanded

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Hospital ships or medical ships were a type of starship used by Federation, allied and threat forces. Not always purpose-built from the keel up, they were tasked with serving as emergency medical care that was outside the capacity of any one starship's sickbay. Hospital ships were stationed near the front lines of military engagements, and also accompanied missions of evacuation or colonial resettlement.

In the Federation Starfleet, classes of hospital ships ranged in size from those based on Gagarin-class, Surya-class and Avenger-class spaceframes up to dedicated transport pods attached to Ptolemy-class transport/tugs. An example of the latter was the Nightingale, which was attached to the USS Lagrange in the 2280s. (Starfleet International: Starfleet Communiqué, May 1985)

In 2284, USS Tereshkova and the hospital ship USS John Mandeville assisted a disabled Trill science ship. (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station: "Rescue the Perishing")

USS Gibraltar, a renamed Constitution-class heavy cruiser, served as a hospital ship along the Federation/Romulan border for 14 months in the 2340s. (Star Trek: Gibraltar)

M'Benga-class and Olympic-class starships were hospital ships on active duty in Starfleet during the late 24th century. (FASA RPG: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual, TNG: "All Good Things...")

At a conference on Romulus in 2375, Julian Bashir was to attend a meeting to discuss a proposal to transfer 25 Federation hospital ships over to Romulan control. (DS9: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")

USS Vindicator and USS Henri Dunant were two Olympus-class dreadnoughts refitted as hospital ships in the late 24th century. These two vessels were nicknamed "mednoughts".

The Lyrans didn't have purpose-built hospital ships; when they needed frontline hospitals, they just chucked temporary sickbays into a ship that was somewhat less armed than other warships. (RIS Bouteina: "Broken Bread")

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Starwars

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A hospital ship was a medical spacecraft often accompanying large or medium sized military fleets to provide back-up in battle, though it was also sometimes found without military company. Hospital ships were mobile hospitals equipped with medical gear, such as bacta tanks and medical droids.

History

Redemption, modified Nebulon-B frigate.

The craft were many and varied, including modified EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigates such as Redemption, MedStar-class frigates and Sprint-class rescue craft including Bright Flight.

MedStar-class frigates functioned both as medical transport ships and hospital ships during the Clone Wars, being manned by top class medics and, in some cases, also Jedi healers. Pelta-class frigate were used as well during the Clone Wars with the Medstar-class frigate.

During the Galactic Civil War, EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigates, and at least one Nebulon-B2 frigate, were sometimes converted into hospital ships, by gutting the internal hangar bay out to make room for an internal hospital. Luke Skywalker was healed aboard such a converted Nebulon-B frigate after having lost his hand by the lightsaber of Darth Vader.

Another former military vessel converted into a hospital ship was the Mercy, a two kilometer long former Imperial spaceship, appropriated by the Rebels during the Galactic Civil War. It was aboard this ship that Kyle Katarn was healed in Ward 114's bacta tank 23 after having been injured during his second mission to Nar Shaddaa.

Another famous hospital ship was the Sudden Restoration. Manned by Carosite physicians, it offered free health care to all, and often worked in systems ravaged by recent battles.

Hospital ships were utilized heavily by the New Republic Relief Corps.

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