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German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945

Lazarettschiffe Aquileja

WW2 Italian Hospital Ship Aquileja Photo
The Italian Hosptial Ship Aquileja in German hands in 1943

Jan, 1914 Launched.

1914 - 1935 (??) In Dutch service as the passenger ship Prins der Nederlanden.

June 25, 1935 Taken over by the Italians, renamed as the Aquileja.

May 24, 1940 In Italian service as the Hospital Ship Aquileja.

1940 - 1943 The Aquileja saw service in the Mediterranian Sea, especially in North African waters, serving the wounded and sick German and Italian troops stationed there.

Sept, 1943 After the Italian capitualtion, the Aquileja was taken over by the Germans.

Oct 6, 1943 In the service of the Kriegsmarine as a Hospital Ship.

Dec 15, 1943 Sunk and grounded.

Feb 16, 1944 Decommissioned.

June 26, 1944 Sunk as a block ship, broken up.


Name: Aquileja
Type S/P
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij., Amsterdam
Launched 1914
Commissioned ??
Weight, BRT 9448
Length, meters 151,79
Width, meters 17,43
Depth, meters ??
Engines Two 4cyl expansion motor,
2 shaft, 6 boilers
Horsepower, HP 6600 induced
Speed, knots 14,5
Range, nautical miles
?? at 14 knots using 1466t coal
Patients (beds)/Medical staff 860/200
Crew ??
Armament None
Owner Lloyd Triestino, Triest