Hospital ships, also known as medcenter ships, were vessels used to treat wounded soldiers. During the Clone Wars, Pelta-class frigates were used as medical frigates to serve as hospital ships. When clone trooper Tup was required to be sent to Kamino for a medical evaluation and required protection, Medical Frigate 517, a Republic frigate, was used. Luke Skywalker was treated in one following the duel at Cloud City, after Darth Vader reveals to Luke that he is indeed his father, and cuts off his right hand.
- (First identified as Hospital ship)