Royal Naval Hospital, Yokohama

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Royal Naval Hospital, Yokohama
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Part of China Station
Bluff, Yokohama in Japan
TypeNaval Hospital
Site information
OperatorRoyal Navy
Controlled byBoard of Admiralty
Site history
In use1876-1923
Installation information
Resident Surgeon

The Royal Naval Hospital, Yokohama and informally known as the Royal Navy (English) Hospital, Yokohama opened in 1876 and was located at Yokohama, Japan. The hospital was a naval establishment of the Royal Navy's China Station. In 1923 the hospital was destroyed by an earthquake.


Royal Naval Hospital, Yokohama opened in 1876 and was located at Yokohama. From its establishment the staff of the Royal Naval Hospital, Hong Kong at Wanchai, Hong Kong routinely moved to Yokohama each summer).

In early 1900's British Minister to Japan Sir Claude Macdonald offered it's use to the Japanese Navy Department for the treatment of sick and wounded Japanesesailors. Vice Admiral Yamamoto, then Minister of the Navy accepted the offer on behalf of Japan.[1]

The hospital was situated in the extensive grounds overlooking the sea on the Bluff, as part of the foreign residential quarter of Yokohama. It was equipped to accommodate 200 or more patients, and is the sanitorium for the sick and convalescents for all of HM’s ships on the China Station.[2] The hospital was destroyed in the Great Earthquake of 1923.


  1. Sundberg, Steve (3 August 2016). "Royal Navy (English) Hospital, Yokohama, c. 1910". old tokyo. S. Sundberg. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
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