Comfort class hospital ship

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USS Hope (AH-7)
USS Hope (AH-7)
Class overview
Builders:Consolidated Steel Corporation
Operators: United States Navy
In commission:1944–1946
General characteristics
Type: Hospital ship [1]
Displacement: 6,000 long tons (6,096 t) standard
9,800 long tons (9,957 t) full load
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)
Capacity: 400+ patients
Complement: 516 crew

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. [2] All three ships of the class operated exclusively in the Pacific theater for the three years in which they were in service.



This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.