How the US' Hospital Ships Work

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Emily Wylie
Emily Wylie 2 өдрийн өмнө
Too many positive things said about US Healthcare to support this video lol
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Hein Nanda
Hein Nanda 9 өдрийн өмнө
If you know how things work, pls make a video about how watertight doors work.
Anime Yahallo Studio
Anime Yahallo Studio 9 өдрийн өмнө
3:04 ah yes
Zhexing Li
Zhexing Li 10 өдрийн өмнө
Except it doesn't work
Bob Thompson
Bob Thompson 10 өдрийн өмнө
this is exactly what we needed for the corona virus outbreak. SMH WTF
Barny 17 өдрийн өмнө
Britain also has a hospital ship, the RFA Argus.
Natalie Boyd
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Majestic Сарын өмнө
just drill liver fluking doors into the bulk heads
Jeffrey Cohan
Jeffrey Cohan Сарын өмнө
I served 3 years on the USNS Comfort as a Navy Corpsman in CASREC
corey Babcock
corey Babcock Сарын өмнө
God bless the doctors and nurses and patients on those ships
9A-RAMA Сарын өмнө
Yet you 20.000 ambulance fee
Haxorzist Сарын өмнө
To be honest we will likely see these ships again in the next World War so given the US militaries level of upkeep these ships make sense. About the closed spaces these probably also save the ship from sinking when they hit a mine. A thing that still attacks them unconditionally.
broe5010 broe5010
broe5010 broe5010 2 сарын өмнө
Everyone: Let’s build hospital ship to save our soldiers. U.S.A: Let’s build a hospital ship to scare our enemies!
King of Rivia
King of Rivia 2 сарын өмнө
This could be a mistake in the future - i mean i was actually surprised seeing this because the UK doesnt have a hospital ship - we lead a global commonwealth of 60 nations i think a hospital ship could be useful....also the UK is literally an island if there is a katastrophe somewhere and hospitals reach capacity it can just park and its ready to go
Tyler Hish
Tyler Hish 2 сарын өмнө
Wendover, your source on the amount of beds in Maine is wrong. There is over 3,300 inpatient, staffed beds and approximately 338 total ICU beds in Maine. That's more than the two ships combined. The beds from the is only those beds available AFTER the ones used by non-covid related patients.
Eric Leef
Eric Leef 2 сарын өмнө
San Francisco Pipefitter here. I worked on the USNS MERCY in my youth.
Beat Bank
Beat Bank 2 сарын өмнө
Mercy and Comfort? How sweet.
Joe Swanson
Joe Swanson 2 сарын өмнө
Isn’t there supposed to be a green straight along the water line just like the giant red crosses? According to the Geneva conventions
Gerard Ligonde
Gerard Ligonde 2 сарын өмнө
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RevolvingDork 2 сарын өмнө
military healthcare better than public healthcare
Yuudachi poi
Yuudachi poi 2 сарын өмнө
The use of elevators should be avoided in hospital designs. My nearest hospital has about 20 floors...
david whang
david whang 2 сарын өмнө
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Gevatter Tod
Gevatter Tod 2 сарын өмнө
the oppoite swiss Navy
drfilhobarreiros 2 сарын өмнө
how about use an older nimitz (and the hangars) as a substitute?
Nebur Nynhs
Nebur Nynhs 2 сарын өмнө
Lmao that guy @6:26 percussing his liver.
Isaac Friend
Isaac Friend 2 сарын өмнө
So foreign nations get free US Healthcare? Nice. But our soldiers and citizens can fend for themselves
king james488
king james488 2 сарын өмнө
couldn't they stick like radar and communications equipment on them then? or other useful things that aren't considered weapons or ammunition?
Most Crusty
Most Crusty 2 сарын өмнө
It’s pronounce Nor-fuk
Bunce Robert
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N N n
N N n 3 сарын өмнө
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Alex Sheppard
Alex Sheppard 3 сарын өмнө
Geneva convention? More like Geneva Suggestion.
The Wizard Games
The Wizard Games 3 сарын өмнө
Billal Hossain Francis
Billal Hossain Francis 3 сарын өмнө
Billal Hossain Francis
Billal Hossain Francis 3 сарын өмнө
Jinson Noh
Jinson Noh 3 сарын өмнө
USA: We may not have the best public heathcare in our Country but our military healthcare is the best in the world US Citizens: Okayyyyyyy??
AngeliqueKaga 3 сарын өмнө
Why is America's hospital ships so bloody OLD?
Jesús Ángel Ibarreche
Jesús Ángel Ibarreche 3 сарын өмнө
HAI: Hospital ships are nearly obsolete due to the efectiveness of the ground hospitals and the easiness to carry the wounded in battle 1:35 Also HAI: the USN should invest in hospital ships more than in new destroyers 8:50 Come on, man...
420 Dab
420 Dab 3 сарын өмнө
Ben 3 сарын өмнө
Ffs learn to say Norfolk already
oriolesfan61 3 сарын өмнө
Trump uses them as photo ops
Ken He
Ken He 3 сарын өмнө
bro, speak in knots, not kph or mph when talking about ships.
Eric Henningfeld
Eric Henningfeld 3 сарын өмнө
Government: "We built this shit." Me: "Cool, so I can have health care?" Government: "No! ThAtS CoMmUnIsM"
Rat King
Rat King 3 сарын өмнө
1:30 italy during WW2. yeah imma ignore the shit outta that and torpedo the british
J Tann
J Tann 3 сарын өмнө
I’ve been inside of the Chinese hospital Ship “Ark of peace” in his visit to Exponaval in Chile, it was impressive, not as much as the US hospital ships (almost half the size), but still it really impressed me how a hospital can work in the ship, the only problem was the smell, the whole ship smelled like garlic
LEMMINO 3 сарын өмнө
I would only guess garlic is useful to hide the smell of oil, diesel, blood, human waste etc or made the crew enjoy garlic in their food idk
Rexford L
Rexford L 3 сарын өмнө
Sometime June 2006, the USNS Mercy was deployed to the Southern Philippines in Pacific Partnership. My ship the USS Momsen DDG-92 was operating in the same area when we received a message from CTF70 about 0200 saying they had intel that Muslim insurgents were going to sail a small boat along side the anchored Mercy and detonate the explosives it was carrying. We went to General Quarters, fired up all 4 main engines and headed toward the Mercy at our flank speed. (Well in excess of 30 knots!) The only way we could have gone faster was to enable battle override and run the engines till they self destructed! Luckily, nothing happened to the Mercy and she continued to provide medical support to the local people in desperate need of it.
G G 3 сарын өмнө
4:47 Sad to see that my country is unlikely to meet Comfort or Mercy
Ashton Chin
Ashton Chin 3 сарын өмнө
Willing to bet that the healthcare system is more competent and less bureaucratic than the hospitals on the mainland, where capitalism is not involved
Earte Cathy
Earte Cathy 3 сарын өмнө
I remember when my physician volunteered for service on the US Hope, which at the time was stationed near Vietnam. I wish you had included that hospital ship in your essay.
ΓVLΞ 34 4 сарын өмнө
Did Wendover just show an American carrier passing through the Suez canal...? I don't really think that would happen.
Into the Sky
Into the Sky 3 сарын өмнө
The U.S. aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln passed through the Suez back in 2019 as a deterrent to Iran.
Bobby Hampton
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charlie payne
charlie payne 4 сарын өмнө
No China has the largest navy in the world but it is years behind in technological advancement
Francis Waters
Francis Waters 3 сарын өмнө
Well yes thats technically true the us has a bigger navy in tonnage (being bigger than the next 13 navies combine)
serena prots
serena prots 5 сарын өмнө
From planes to ships, Sam has it covered.
Magaly Gomez
Magaly Gomez 4 сарын өмнө
Copied word for word
Spark Music & Theatrale
Spark Music & Theatrale 5 сарын өмнө
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SoroSalt Gaming 5 сарын өмнө
This is a great vid for covid
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Ed Brook 5 сарын өмнө
We need more of these around the world
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Ghastly_Grinner 5 сарын өмнө
"Land based warfare is increasingly obsolete" laughs in Libyan Syrian azerbaijani American Turkish Ukrainian Russian
Diet Coke
Diet Coke 5 сарын өмнө
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SOVIETUNION _324 6 сарын өмнө
Imagine the fucking bill
I Just Fell Down
I Just Fell Down 6 сарын өмнө
US's medical system: hundreds of dollars for 1 vial of insulin.
Adam Truong
Adam Truong 6 сарын өмнө
4:35 When someone talks about ship speed, I prefer knots. Not hating or anything, but I get a better idea of ship speed that way.
Sithun Biyanvila
Sithun Biyanvila 6 сарын өмнө
But the disaster didn't happen in Sri Lanka, they have managed it very nicely. Its happening in USA right now. USA needs a intelligent president first of all.
Chris Walgenbach
Chris Walgenbach 7 сарын өмнө
Thank you for this video!
Steven Davis
Steven Davis 7 сарын өмнө
I disagree with your assessment of limiting hospital services to just two stories or less. The old Madigan Army Hospital in Fort Lewis Washington was single story. The Hospitals services were so far apart that personnel were forced to ride bikes down the halls to get from one end to the other. Madigan demolished that hospital and built its current multilevel hospital which saw much improved workflow. Having elevators is not the problem. Optimal positioning and number of such conveyance is key. Example, having multiple elevators prioritized to ER, OR and ICU situated in the same building on multiple floors with emergency override capabilities.... in my experience seems to work the best.
Jerry O'Dell
Jerry O'Dell 7 сарын өмнө
Given the problems caused recently, there seems to be an opportunity to obtain about four cruise ships (for the USA, more by other Nations) and convert them into hospital ships if it is cost effective and safe to do so. If the right deal could be made, it would help the shipping industry and help the World as well.
Ja M
Ja M 7 сарын өмнө
So the ships are merely propaganda
Ja M
Ja M 7 сарын өмнө
3:03 I guess they´ll have to buy 10 hospital ships more in order to counterbalance the current image the world has concerning the US health care system
John Deltuvia
John Deltuvia 7 сарын өмнө
Including the impoverished nation of... New York City?
Joel Cairns
Joel Cairns 7 сарын өмнө
It's pronounced norfuk
Andrea Mathison
Andrea Mathison 7 сарын өмнө
I was stationed on the USNS Mercy on her maiden voyage in 1987....what an honor and privilege it was to serve on her. The Mercy is an amazing ship with amazing crew. If they ever want an old Navy gal back in again so I can once again serve on her, let me know....I am ready to go at ANYTIME. I know of a few hundred of my fellow shipmates who would gladly serve again as well. Just ask us....we will go and do!
martin Rosenow
martin Rosenow 7 сарын өмнө
What will cost us a Battelship to kill People? no matter..3 Billions...okay we take 50 And what will cost us One Hospital Ship to save Lifes? 257 MIllion, No Way man! That is to Expensive
M4CH 20
M4CH 20 7 сарын өмнө
When you get recovered in that ship you'll pay 10 Grand just for a bed
kyle 7 сарын өмнө
I saw one of these ships in Norfolk, Virginia
EndCSline 0
EndCSline 0 7 сарын өмнө
want to hear a joke? US healthcare systems
Tyei 7 сарын өмнө
So this is what free health care could buy? Crazy
Magaly Gomez
Magaly Gomez 4 сарын өмнө
Never gonna happen
CS Anton
CS Anton 7 сарын өмнө
Lol in war, you can attack a warship and kill those men but if those same men survive and bought in the hospital ship, you cant attack them? i guess thats why war is an expensive business, its a game of war asset destruction so the more you make those ships the harder for the enemy to win
matt0chew 7 сарын өмнө
Only 8 Nations have hospital ships. Wrong. Fact check: The United Kingdom's Royal Navy has the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ship Argus, also a hospital ship/Primary Casualty Receiving Ship.
StrokeMahEgo 7 сарын өмнө
Navy: hospital ships are kinda meh Fema: these things are great. The navy does love their "gotta go up to go down" ship interiors though
ItzJust Bacon
ItzJust Bacon 8 сарын өмнө
I came here for britannic
Griffin Noname
Griffin Noname 8 сарын өмнө
What if we used this for Covid
Rumia 8 сарын өмнө
Mercy was recently in CA.
Speedbird 118
Speedbird 118 8 сарын өмнө
You forgot the British hospital ships that aren't proper hospital ships because guns.
a human
a human 8 сарын өмнө
Do the soldiers go into debt from the hospital bills afterwards?
Aliya Z
Aliya Z 8 сарын өмнө
Comfort didnt do her job during COVID... wayy tooo late in the game did the ship start accepting actual covid patients....
The More You Know
The More You Know 8 сарын өмнө
Hey Wendover Productions, I was wondering if you take actions to help small channels? Just curious. I’m a new youtuber and my videos are quality but I can’t seem to get any eyes on my content just because I’m a small channel. Thanks
TheSpartan451 9 сарын өмнө
See you all in a couple years when an indie dev who watched this video has made a horror game that takes place on one of these ships
Speedster14 5
Speedster14 5 9 сарын өмнө
So a hospital ship has a larger budget than most navies if that doesn’t state how well funded the navy is I don’t know what is
Victoria G
Victoria G 9 сарын өмнө
Do you love transportation?
9A-RAMA 9 сарын өмнө
so it apply the same rule as a war medic's a ship
Loosey Goosey
Loosey Goosey 9 сарын өмнө
Eh decomission them and scrap them and then build 4 more Hospital ships. These new 4 Hospital ships of course should have the top of the line Medical tech and should be designed to be as effective as possible.
Aayan Agarwal
Aayan Agarwal 9 сарын өмнө
US's military healthcare system is better than US's .. Priorities
Blunt Cabbage
Blunt Cabbage 8 сарын өмнө
No shit. It's basic logic. The American military's healthcare system for its troops needs to just treat the men who are casualties of war. This is inherently a tiny number compared to the hundreds of thousands or millions of cases of all kinds of ailments stateside from the civilian populace.
hstiehda 9 сарын өмнө
Those ships have got to be haunted
Hyper Dog456
Hyper Dog456 9 сарын өмнө
America waste so much money on their navy, like seriously who needs 11 carriers in peace time
Blunt Cabbage
Blunt Cabbage 8 сарын өмнө
Who needs them? All of the countries who inherently rely on the US as part of their defense against large superpowers such as China and Russia, who are only held back by the US and its massive navy, air force, and army.
Loosey Goosey
Loosey Goosey 9 сарын өмнө
11 carriers is the reason there is peace time
KMS Tirpitz
KMS Tirpitz 9 сарын өмнө
If there was a huge scale war, I doubt the rules of the Geneva Convention would matter. These could be rather high-value and even then the winning side would be immune to all war crimes they committed while the losing side would be guilty for all of their war crimes. History is written by the victors. But anyways, nice ship.
Blunt Cabbage
Blunt Cabbage 8 сарын өмнө
History isn't written by the victors, this fallacy has been debunked for ages.
Andrea Mathison
Andrea Mathison 9 сарын өмнө
As a member of the original crew on her Maiden Voyage in 1987.....I LOVED every single moment serving on her. She is an amazing ship and because of her, my life has never been the same again. I am blessed indeed to have sailed on her, met other amazing officer and enlisted people from THREE branches of the service, and to have traveled to such amazing places...Oh, how I wish I could serve on her again. We were also a small group in the whole world who were able to receive our Golden Shellback certification while crossing the Equator ON the International Date Line. Pretty cool if ya ask me.
MrFuzzyPants 9 сарын өмнө
Wendover making a video with hospitals: time for the 6:07 clip
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