Subject: SEEKING PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH JUTLANDIA FOR FILM
Tanish Peelgrane wrote on March 29, 2012
City and State:
Service or Relationship: United Nations
Comments: We are searching for information and people who had any connection with
the Danish hospital ship Jutlandia to interview for an educational
documentary about the ship and the experiences onboard as well as in the
You can read more about the film on our fundraising page:
Keywords: hospital, Jutlandia, Denmark, United Nations, UN, ships, hospital ship,
civilians, wounded, injured
George Jenks wrote on November 20, 2001
City and State: LEWISBURG PA
Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea
Comments: Vegas, Carson, Reno
Subject: HOSPITAL SHIP JUTLANDIA
William Hempel wrote on March 26, 2001
Email Update Needed
City and State: BRONSHOJ
Service or Relationship: Interested Person
Comments: SUMMARY from the book ’Hospitalsskibet Jutlandia’ by Mogens Winge (1996)
The Danish contribution to the United Nations action during the Korean War (I950-52) was the hospital ship "Jutlandia".
The motorvesseljutlandia- 8-500 tons -was built by the Nakskov Shipyard in I934, and was rebuilt in three months at the same shipyard to a modern hospital ship with 3oo beds, 3 operating theatres, a dental clinic, an x-ray department etc. The crew and the hospital staff consisted approximately each of ioo persons.
Jutlandia salied for Korea on Jan. 23- 1953 and the expedition ended in Copenhagen on Oct. 16. I953. On the first two cruises the ship was stationed at Pusan. During the first period mostly as an "evacuation sick-bay" and during the second period the ship was opened for Korean military and civil patients, and extensive help was given to the local population on shore.
While in Denmark between the second and third cruise a helicopter deck was installed and the operating theatre for neuro-surgery was changed to an opthalmic clinic. This time the ship was stationed at the Bay of Ichon so close to the front, that the wounded could be admitted directly from the advanced dressing stations.
On the return journeys to Europe patients were sailed to their home countries.
Commodore Kai Hammerich was in charge of the expedition and captain Christen Kondrup was in charge of the ship, throughout the whole expedition.
Keywords: JUTLANDIA - Danish Hospital Ship