Mighty Ships – USNS Comfort

Mercy Class Hospital Ship

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is the third United States Navy ship to bear the name Comfort, and the second Mercy-class hospital ship to join the U.S. Navy’s fleet.

Length: 272 m
Construction started: May 1, 1975
Launched: February 1, 1976
Homeport: Naval Station Norfolk
Speed: 17.5 knots (20.1 mph; 32.4 km/h)
In service: December 1, 1987 (with the U.S. Navy)
Aviation facilities: A flight deck that can handle military helicopters (CH-53D, CH-53E, MH-53E, Mi-17, UH 60)

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