USNS Comfort
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COMFORT is a 1,000 bed hospital ship commissioned in 1986, with a military cadre crew of approximately eight Officers and 53 Enlisted personnel and a civilian mariner cadre crew of approximately 15 personnel while in a Reduced Operating Status (ROS). We are layberthed in Norfolk, Va., where a small crew of civil service mariners and Navy personnel maintain the ship in a high state of readiness.

Along with USNS Mercy, COMFORT provides an afloat, mobile, acute surgical medical facilities when called upon to the U.S. military, and hospital services to support U.S. disaster relief and humanitarian operations worldwide.

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Capt. Janice G. Smith, Commodore, Military Sealift Command Atlantic, presents the Armed Forces Civilian Service Medal to Capt. Andrew Lindey, master of USNS Comfort.
Hospitalman Thomas King dons a surgical mask during patient transport drills aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the ship prepares to admit patients in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.
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DLA provides critical mapping support, enables USNS Comfort’s COVID-19 NYC support
New York, NY, March 30, 2020 – The USNS Comfort arrived in New York to support the national, state and local response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The hospital ship will provide approximately 1,000 beds for urgent care patients not infected with the virus, relieving pressure on local hospital systems. K.C. Wilsey/FEMA
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