Casualty Incidence during Naval Combat Operations. A Matter of Medical Readiness.
Interim rept. Oct 94-Mar 95
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND SAN DIEGO CA
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Ship attack rates and shipboard casualty incidence were examined for naval operations from four conflicts United States U.S. forces in World War II, United Kingdom U.K. forces in World War II, U.S. forces in the Korean Conflict, and U.K. forces in the Falklands Conflict. The hit rate on U.K. warships for the convoys examined was 4.29 per 100 ship-days the hit rate on the merchant vessels being escorted was 5.75. The hit rates for two major Chinese offensives during the Korean Conflict were 0.13 and 0.09. The ship hit rate during the Falklands Conflict was 1.34 per 100 ship-days. The wounded-in-action rates during WWII Pacific operations, WWII Atlantic operations, and the Falklands Conflict was 0.30, 0.53, and 0.32 per 100 strength per day respectively. The Killed-in-action rates were 0.26, 0.31, and 0.22 per 1000 strength respectively. The mean WIA on U.S. warships during WWll was 38.1 per attack while the mean WIA on U.S. auxiliary ships was 16.4 per attack incident the mean WIA across warships and auxiliary vessels combined during the Falklands Conflict was 8.3.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Weapons Effects (Biological)