How the US' Hospital Ships Work

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Chris
Chris - 23 hours ago
I am fortunate not to live in a country that rather buys ships that kill people than ships that help people.
The Wizard Games
The Wizard Games - Day ago
lol is it legal to destroy a hospital ship
NightEule5
NightEule5 - 4 days ago
0:28 "No no no! Don't put the flag up!"
Ryan
Ryan - 6 days ago
I think hospital ships still do have a purpose but not for war time. It might be a good idea to have a few ships stationed around the globe to cover different regions and not just having to wait for one of America’s two ships to sail to the location. Could staff it with an international crew.
So a humanitarian situation or natural disasters happen the ship close to there could be sent out.
the air accumulator
the air accumulator - 6 days ago
w i d e hospital
Palos Czechos
Palos Czechos - 6 days ago
"Has a hospital ship while their healthcare is medieval garbage" Cough Cough
Andrei Gauna Adamson
Andrei Gauna Adamson - 15 days ago
You can't imagine how great these mini documentaries are for me. Waaay better that TV shit. Great job man! Keep it up!
Andrew Awesome
Andrew Awesome - 15 days ago
Are hospital ships being used for virus patients?
Zack Georgly
Zack Georgly - 12 days ago
Yes. There was a news piece some weeks back about USS Comfort arriving to NY to work as a hospital for Covid-19 patients.
Warren Campbell
Warren Campbell - 15 days ago
When Sam goes from planes to ships to pandemics to risk. He truly has done it all.
Christoffer Fogelström
Christoffer Fogelström - 18 days ago
Does anyone know if they are utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic at all?
Zack Georgly
Zack Georgly - 12 days ago
Yes, USS Comfort is deployed in NYC currently.
Leo Sussman
Leo Sussman - 22 days ago
The comfort recently came to New York to take non Coronavirus patents from full hospitals but they only ended up having to treat 20 people there so they left.
uli dell
uli dell - 23 days ago
build more such ships and stop buying the F35s !
J ui
J ui - 12 days ago
We need the f 35s
Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad - 25 days ago
So we have these giant hospital ships that could help people in third world countries or could send a message to other countries but we still don’t have universal healthcare? Something’s off... 🤔
gwf06
gwf06 - 25 days ago
America bragging about its health system worldwide:
[Laughs in NHS]
MIGHTY GODJIHYO
MIGHTY GODJIHYO - 28 days ago
Quick Question: Why aren't they helping to house US Covid patients?
Zack Georgly
Zack Georgly - 12 days ago
They are (or at least one is). I guess that's why this video was made.
Rajiv Casie Chitty
Rajiv Casie Chitty - Month ago
Remember britanic
Alex H
Alex H - Month ago
One millionth view😎 *directly*
Dhaniel Arya
Dhaniel Arya - Month ago
never knew my country had *small* hospital ships, i mean i see why, most small islands dont have hospitals, so, its useful
Sergiu M.
Sergiu M. - Month ago
The Mexican Navy also has the hospital ship Zapoteco that is often deployed with humanitarian aid purposes to places in need, though it also acts as a cadet training ship
GriffindorPh Wizard
GriffindorPh Wizard - Month ago
USS MERCY arrived in the Philippines after Haiyan Typhoon arrived and thousand people benifit from its health care. Thank you america. This ship is more equipt than our local hospital.
Really Next
Really Next - Month ago
Hard to digest with this audio speed editing. 1x is too fast, 0.75 is too slow. Thanks
Harendra Singh
Harendra Singh - Month ago
8:52 when this goes out of service, this will be a big haunted story ship !
j h
j h - Month ago
wondering if we could send these 2 ships to between Japan/south Korea or the other to Europe?
Bum Face
Bum Face - Month ago
US; brings massive hospital ship around world to help give healthcare to those who don’t have it
Also US; doesn’t give citizens healthcare to those who don’t have it
Stjepan Nikolić
Stjepan Nikolić - Month ago
km/h
Celino Diaz
Celino Diaz - Month ago
What about converting the S.S. United States into a hospital ship? it wouldn't have the bulkhead issue and it would be a faster ship
SMILEMAN
SMILEMAN - Month ago
4am supposed to be doing school work but no this first
1234kalmar
1234kalmar - Month ago
Leave it to the US to make even hospital ships about dick waving...
Katgirldiamond
Katgirldiamond - Month ago
Welp we all know they're probably gonna make a better one after this pandemic
Zack Georgly
Zack Georgly - 12 days ago
Nah, you can get 1/100 of a destroyer with that money!
Mochi dog1
Mochi dog1 - Month ago
This is actually Sweden’s navy invading the U.S
CaNCeRNamE
CaNCeRNamE - Month ago
And yet... countless hospital ships or the best medicine is worthless if you have the biggest moron of all morons in the highest office of your country....
Miles
Miles - Month ago
in Venice the hospitals have boat ambulances!
Connor Dragonplume
Connor Dragonplume - Month ago
Sounds like Mercy and Comfort needs to be replaced with FUCKING GIANT AIRCRAFT CARRIER HOSPITAL BOATS. You can fly planes and helicopters right there, and they're thicc as fuck.
Shivam Oza
Shivam Oza - Month ago
जय हिंद! जय भरत! इंदीयन नव्य को सलाम! 🇮🇳🇮🇳
God bless the Indian Navy! 🇮🇳 🇮🇳
Brian Holmes
Brian Holmes - Month ago
With the retirement of the Enterprise class carriers, it would be interesting if it would be possible to a convert a couple those into hospital ships. Large hanger decks, plenty of storage areas, speed, and plenty if room on the flight deck for additional structures, that could be quite the asset. Just a thought though
Nathan Davis
Nathan Davis - Month ago
I got scared when he said 1000 people
1 whannibalr
1 whannibalr - Month ago
Covid-19:Mercy and Comfort are jokes
Mads
Mads - Month ago
No one asked: ....
Wendover productions: Here's how US Hospital ships work
Everybody to have ever lived: IDGAF
Zack Georgly
Zack Georgly - 12 days ago
Over 1 Million views hardly equals to IDGAF
SpamReciever420
SpamReciever420 - Month ago
Lol, whytf don't they just cut a fuckin hole in the bulkheads to make hallways?
Xeno Phon
Xeno Phon - Month ago
They dont, they are used by the USA to deploy special forces illegally into other nations. Just ask Venezuela.
Jeremy Tibbals
Jeremy Tibbals - Month ago
Lol, they dont, because nobody ended up needing them due to this shit being over hyped.
DeathTrooper 67
DeathTrooper 67 - Month ago
lol it isn't over hyped. It's just started bud. The amount of infected, and dead are way off.
Ryan Fisher
Ryan Fisher - Month ago
Omg you can see the Iowa at 5:31
kaiplue
kaiplue - Month ago
Heard that both ships are now accepting Covid patients in California and New York.
WBM
WBM - Month ago
Was wondering if they are being used... ✌️
Jimmy
Jimmy - Month ago
Honestly, these videos are excellent
sockrdude
sockrdude - Month ago
Nice video :)
MakAnndCheeese
MakAnndCheeese - Month ago
Would love to see a breakdown on fitness/gym industry!
miko foin
miko foin - Month ago
Fake News
modrak
modrak - Month ago
Shows off "the capabilities of US's *military* heath system".
Yeah. Military. Because showcasing the public health systems wouldn't be worth anything :D
TheReal Lifehacks
TheReal Lifehacks - Month ago
@afutla qian Considering that the US spends huge amounts of money per year on getting low income individuals healthcare Most people really don't want to see the bill if the government tried it for everyone
afutla qian
afutla qian - Month ago
How nice that the USA can deploy a state worth of medical equipment all over the world, but is not capable of providing basic health care to its own citizens
Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez - Month ago
What world map does wendover use?
afutla qian
afutla qian - Month ago
Saw the video title, shorted some airline stocks. This clearly means aviation is doomed right?
Wh0_Am_ 1
Wh0_Am_ 1 - Month ago
Basically what Wendover is trying to say is that in past 50/60 years while there have been a few times when the hospital ships have proven useful, there has never been a time when they from a national defense perspective they have proven crucial. On the other hand there is still the possibility for a multitude of scenarios in which a hospital ship could prove critical for say a future conflict such as for the US, a possible war with China, it's just that the chances of battlefield conditions being opportune enough for the hospital ship not to be immediately destroyed by a power that may choose to abide by the Geneva conventions (which are the kind that the US generally chooses to fight) are few enough not to warrant acquisition of newer more advanced ships, but at the same time significant enough to maintain and purchase relatively cheap oil tankers and fit them to with the proper equipment.
afutla qian
afutla qian - Month ago
Saw the video title, shorted some airline stocks. This clearly means aviation is doomed right?
miko foin
miko foin - Month ago
2019 Sam: Planes 2020 Sam: Ship 3000 Sam: Space ships
afutla qian
afutla qian - Month ago
Fake News
23RickL
23RickL - Month ago
and yet our healthcare is still bad
One Above All
One Above All - Month ago
Sounds more like speculating then facts
miko foin
miko foin - Month ago
Purpose built hospital ships should be made if for no other reason than because we can.
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi - Month ago
Quick, I need likes for my comments “Planes”
miko foin
miko foin - Month ago
In the US even the only viable form healthcare is owned by the military lmao
HyperActive7
HyperActive7 - Month ago
They're busy now.. If you believe the narrative.
Roberto Perez
Roberto Perez - Month ago
Wait who is this HAI knock-off?
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi - Month ago
Wow what made Wendover to bring Sri Lanka into the video? that was sweet though
Mr.R SCNL
Mr.R SCNL - Month ago
If only the US had it’s own minesweepers they would truly be a capable fighting force
iuhimon
iuhimon - Month ago
You think an older aircraft carrier being remodeled into a hospital ship be a good idea? They are already large in size and they have massive hangers which could be ideal to be used as hospital rooms. But hey if it is possible it might be an idea for them to be reused.
TheReal Lifehacks
TheReal Lifehacks - Month ago
Aircraft carriers aren't really meant to be reused after service They need nuclear technician's which aren't a dime a dozen, the reactors need to be maintained, weapon systems stripped, classified equipment removed And when a nuclear carrier needs to be refueled they have to cut open the ship and it spends almost an entire year doing so
Stewie Griffin
Stewie Griffin - Month ago
Do a depth video for US healthcare system.
steve1978ger
steve1978ger - Month ago
The speed of a ship is expressed in knots, here: 17 kts. Transverse bulkheads are not so much against sloshing, that's more in the domain of longitudinal bulkheads or baffles. Any capsizing due to free surfaces usually happens along the longitudinal axis.
Connor Hayes
Connor Hayes - Month ago
This is how many people want a podcast
👇🏼
Improvman ψ
Improvman ψ - Month ago
Purpose built hospital ships should be made if for no other reason than because we can.
opzz xsin
opzz xsin - Month ago
Please make a new video: How US mass burial grounds work.
Crazy Clown
Crazy Clown - Month ago
Fake News
archiul
archiul - Month ago
Saw the video title, shorted some airline stocks. This clearly means aviation is doomed right?
dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo - Month ago
Ground warfare is hardly obsolete
Joris van Doorn
Joris van Doorn - Month ago
How nice that the USA can deploy a state worth of medical equipment all over the world, but is not capable of providing basic health care to its own citizens
D. K.
D. K. - Month ago
why should people pay for other people's healthcare?
dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo - Month ago
Please make a new video: How US mass burial grounds work.
mNqHOgjJsY
mNqHOgjJsY - Month ago
Uh it floats and administers care to sick patients. There I just saved you 10+ minutes. Drop a like for being more time efficent.
opzz xsin
opzz xsin - Month ago
"This epidemic will change society", you don't say even wendover is now not talking about planes but ships.
afutla qian
afutla qian - Month ago
"Elevators should be avoided". USSR 15 story hospitals : "Hold my beer."
Joseph Volz
Joseph Volz - Month ago
God Bless them. They are a great sight to see during these times. Glad we have them
Dominik Kostelnik
Dominik Kostelnik - Month ago
In the US even the only viable form healthcare is owned by the military lmao
Simon Winter
Simon Winter - Month ago
Trying to stop some trains are we?
afutla qian
afutla qian - Month ago
Though there are areas of separation thia could be resolved by having critical areas on the upper decks and thus can more efficiently transport patients.
Alex M
Alex M - Month ago
Well hospitals can be better at the end some hospitals don't even treat patients right
Trivan Annakkarage
Trivan Annakkarage - Month ago
Wow what made Wendover to bring Sri Lanka into the video? that was sweet though
bestamerica
bestamerica - Month ago
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big special thank to american hospital ship
Michael Matthis
Michael Matthis - Month ago
They should rename these ships, The Good Ship Lollipop and put The Captain and Tennille at the helm !
Saphir Mwamba Mukendi
Saphir Mwamba Mukendi - Month ago
Usain Bolt is so fast, he could zip by an oil tanker with ease.
OnlineAcc
OnlineAcc - Month ago
3:36 Iraq war was in 2003 and not 2002
Randomnick123
Randomnick123 - Month ago
5:30 Battleship Iowa
dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo - Month ago
"This epidemic will change society", you don't say even wendover is now not talking about planes but ships.
Neon
Neon - Month ago
Please make a new video: How US mass burial grounds work.
Thomas the awesome
Thomas the awesome - Month ago
Ground warfare is hardly obsolete
dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo - Month ago
"Hospitals should be wider than tall". Vienna's Main Hospital (AKH): two giant towers. well...
DarthHugsALot
DarthHugsALot - Month ago
Buy two or three new but 'roughed out' freight hulls from wherever they are cheapest. Have US shipyards offer bids on completing said hulls as planned hospitals ships, i.e. idealised patient flow; modular sections for easy mission reconfiguration, flight decks for air ambulances etc. Put them through a year of sea trials, problem solved. 200 million buys you a lot of hospital.
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