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The ward deck of the Atlas.

The ward deck of the Atlas.
The ward deck of the Atlas.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4161
Description: The ward deck of the 'Atlas' hospital ship, one of the floating smallpox hospitals maintained by the Metropolitan Asylums Board from 1884 until 1902. The ship's origins as a man-of-war are clear: the patients' beds are placed by the former gun ports, and the gun rings are still visible above their beds. The light bulb shows that the 'Atlas' was equipped with electric light. The MAB's excellent pool of nurses did fine work on these ships.
Creator: Unknown
Date: unknown
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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