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The Dreadnought Seamen's hospital

Caring for the sick
 

Original staff of the 'Dreadnought'

The 'Dreadnought', 104 Guns. At present lying off Greenwich for the Seamen's Hospital.
View full size imageThe Dreadnought, 104 guns. At present lying off Greenwich for the Seamen's Hospital. © NMM
Caring for the first patients of the Dreadnought Hospital was undertaken by a small group of workers - almost all men.

The hospital’s original staff included:

  • Superintendent - Lt Somerville
  • Surgeon - Mr Arnott
  • Steward and Clerk - W. Roberts
  • Boatswain and Carpenter - D. Peterson
  • Boatswain’s Mates - Crump & Nightingale
  • Nurses - Mr Best, Mr Farr & Mr Cook
  • Cook - J. Jones
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