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USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).

A special day trip was added to the post Forum itinerary--a tour of the USNS Mercy home ported in San Diego. Thirty-eight people enjoyed an informative and friendly introduction to this remarkable ship presented by CDR Henry B. Villareal, OIC following the close of the Forum. USNS Mercy, originally named SS Worth, was designed as a super tanker in 1976. In 1984, she was renamed, reconverted, and reborn as a sea-going hospital with 12 operating rooms and a 1,000-bed facility. This explains why Mercy rides so high and proud in the water--her current operational weight is a fraction of what it was when she transported oil across the ocean. The trip was especially timely as her sister ship, the USNS Comfort, was deployed to the Gulf Coast to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Both the Mercy and Comfort demonstrate superior logistical capability and invaluable humanitarian assistance, promoting positive awareness of all who serve MSC's mission whether at home or abroad.

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Special thanks to the NDTA San Diego Chapter for organizing this event.
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Title Annotation:United States Naval Ship
Publication:Defense Transportation Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 2005
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