Career (United States)
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company at Chester, Pennsylvania
Out of service:
Class & type:
Haven-class hospital ship
11,141 tons (light)
15,000 tons (full load)
520 ft (160 m)
71 ft 6 in (21.79 m)
24 ft (7.3 m)
Geared turbine engines, single screw
18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
SS was a Hope hospital ship operated by Project HOPE (USA). [1 ]
Hope was originally built as a US Navy hospital ship, USS . Consolation (AH-15) Consolation was donated to Project Hope in 1958, and served from 1960 until 1974, when she was retired. Hope was not replaced, and Project HOPE emphasis switched entirely to land-based operations.
Features [ edit ]
One special piece of equipment was a machine called the
Iron Cow. Using distilled seawater, combined with milk solids and butterfat, it was capable of turning out 2500 gallons of milk daily.
Works about Hope [ edit ]
Walsh, William B. (1964). A Ship called Hope. Dutton. OCLC 1374141.
—— (1966). Yanqui, come back! The story of Hope in Peru. Dutton. OCLC 881451.
—— (1970). Hope in the East: the mission to Ceylon. Dutton.
——; Meltzer, Richard S; Lucey, Dennis (1974). Medicine and the satellite: a description of the 1973 satellite experiments aboard the S.S. Hope. Project Hope.
Rheinstein, Fred (director); Bellamy, Ralph. Title unknown (Documentary film). NBC.
References [ edit ]