The Pentagon is starting the process of activating Navy hospital ships USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) and USNS Comfort … This post has been updated with statements from Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. U.S. Navy Hospital Ships To Deploy To New York, West Coast : Coronavirus Updates The pair of ships, the USNS Comfort and the USNS Mercy, will … Hospital ship Mercy is based in San Diego and is days away from being able to deploy, the Navy official said. The two ships of the Mercy-class were built during the Cold War to provide medical services in the event of a major conflict.Mercy and Comfort are part of the U.S. Navy … (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mora Jr.) UPDATE II: For various … This concise Timeline is based on the “Journal” of Colonel Thomas B. Protzman, MC, Commanding Officer, 215th Medical Hospital Ship Complement serving on board the United States Navy Hospital Ship “Hope”.The Journal with day-by-day entries covers the period from 23 September 1944 to 31 October 1945, during which the USS “Hope” served in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Iconic photos of the USNS Comfort arriving in New York, providing a glimmer of hope Published Mon, Mar 30 2020 1:56 PM EDT Updated Tue, Mar … USNS Mercy in transit to Los Angeles. The USNS Mercy, a 1,000 bed Navy hospital ship, will leave the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, May 15. The Comfort was the exact same type of ship, a San Clemente Class oil tanker built in that same year. The USNS Mercy arrived in the Los Angeles area on Friday ... his Easter target for life returning to normal in the United States. The Mercy was originally the SS Worth supertanker, built in 1976.