US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20)

The US Navy has two hospital ships named Comfort and Mercy.

They are used for international disaster relief and humanitarian operations.

They are run by the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC).

Each ship has 1,000 hospital beds and space for 1,300 crew.

The ships are both 894 feet long, weigh 70,000 tons and travel at 18 knots.

US Navy’s Military Sealift Command

The USNS Mercy is an old oil tanker that was launched in 1986. It is currently stationed at Naval Base San Diego.

The USNS Comfort is also an old oil tanker that was launched in 1987. It is currently stationed at Naval Station Norfolk Virginia.

US Navy Hospital Ship

Each ship contains 12 fully equipped operating rooms, a 1,000-bed hospital facility, radiological services, a medical laboratory, pharmacy, optometry lab, CT scan equipment, and two oxygen-producing plants, and more.

Departments and facilities on board each ship:

Casualty reception

Intensive care unit

Radiological services

Main laboratory plus satellite lab

Central sterile receiving

Medical supply/pharmacy

Physical therapy and burn care

Dental services

Optometry/lens lab

Morgue

Laundry

Oxygen producing plants (two)

Medical Photography

Four distilling plants to make drinking water from sea water (300,000 US gallons (1,100,000 l; 250,000 imp gal) per day)

US Navy Military Sealift Command

https://sealiftcommand.com/

US Navy MSC

https://www.facebook.com/MSCdelivers/

US Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19)
US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20)
The USNS Mercy hospital ship

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