Comfort-class hospital ship
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USS Hope (AH-7)
|Builders:||Consolidated Steel Corporation|
|Operators:||United States Navy|
|Type:||Hospital ship |
|Length:||419 ft 9 in (127.94 m)|
|Beam:||60 ft (18 m)|
|Draft:||24 ft (7.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||Geared turbines, single screw|
|Speed:||15.5 knots (17.8 mph; 28.7 km/h)|
The Comfort class hospital ship was a United States Navy World War II-era hospital ship design. Three vessels (Comfort, Hope, and Mercy) were made using these specifications. All ships were constructed in 1943 by the Consolidated Steel Corporation before being decommissioned in 1946.
The Comfort operated with a navy crew and army medical personnel throughout its short career. All three ships of the class operated exclusively in the Pacific theater for the three years in which they were in service.
- http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/c11/comfort-ii.htm DANFS entry for Comfort
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