Hospital carrier ship St David Nov 1939 and pictures from the Life Magazine Archives

March 22, 2010 3:22 AM

Noting your discussion on the Hospital carrier ship St David I found these photos in the LIfe Magazine archives..

Dated Nov 1939
        Photographer: Carl Mydans

  Thought you might find them useful.


  Thumbnails link for the whole set of images.


  British hospital "The Worthing" clearly marked w. a Red Cross lying alongside the
  quay after being attacked by Nazi planes while returning to England.
        Location: Dunkirk, France
        Date taken: June 1940

Picture of the crew of the Hospital Ship Worthing click to enlarge
Click to see a larger picture of  the crew of the Hospital Ship Worthing. Thanks to David Glover


  Evacuation Of Dunkirk
  British Capt. C. Merton, skipper of the hospital ship Worthing, which was bombed by
  Nazi planes 6 miles of the coast during allied troop evacuation.
        Location: Dunkirk, France
        Date taken: June 1940


John Szalay
Louisville Ky, USA


Thank you for your kindness in forwarding on to me these photos, very much appreciated.

We will add them to our Hospital ship St David sunk on 24th. of January 1944, two days after the Anzio landings on AHOY.


Mac .

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