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Saturday, January 16, 2010


For a larger view, please click on the pictures.

(Official Department of Defense photograph taken by Donna Miles.)

The United States Navy hospital ship, "USNS COMFORT" (T-AH 20), sits at its pier in Baltimore on Friday 15 January 2010, being readied to move out to provide medical support for earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

"USNS COMFORT" is one of two hospital ships in the Military Sealift Command.

Length: 894 feet

Beam: 106 feet

Draft: 33 feet

Displacement: 69,360 long tons

Speed: 17.5 knots

Status: Full Operating Status

Civilian: 65 civil service mariners

Military: 1,215

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