Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

U.S. Naval Base Hospital, No.2, Strathpeffer, Scotland

Established in January 1918, the location was selected due to its proximity to the North Sea where sick and wounded sailors could receive treatment.  The Royal Navy also used the facility to treat their servicemen.   The hospital was turned over to British authorities in 1919.   Besides Strathpeffer, the U.S. Navy also established Base Hospital No.3, at Leith, Scotland.   The hospital was located in private residences loaned and equipped by the Scottish Red Cross.  

Image:  NH 115795:   General view of U.S. Naval Base Hospital No.2, Strathpeffer, Scotland, September 1918.   U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.