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Notification and protection of military hospital ships
    ARTICLE 22

    Military hospital ships, that is to say, ships built or equipped by the Powers specially and solely with a view to assisting the wounded, sick and shipwrecked, to treating them and to transporting them, may in no circumstances be attacked or captured, but shall at all times be respected and protected, on condition that their names and descriptions have been notified to the Parties to the conflict ten days before those ships are employed.
    The characteristics which must appear in the notification shall include registered gross tonnage, the length from stem to stern and the number of masts and funnels.


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