USNS Mercy
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MERCY 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 at Pier 1 on Naval Base San Diego, California.

Along with USNS Comfort, MERCY 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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The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchor upon its arrival off the coast of Koror, Palau during Pacific Partnership 2022.
NAVAL BASE GUAM (May 26, 2022) - The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19)
arrived at U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) while en route for Pacific Partnership
2022. Pacific Partnership, now in its 17th year, is the largest
annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific region.
(Left to Right) Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class Evan Andrade, Lt. Jg. Wendy Byh-Jongejan, RP2 Daniel Tomaso, and Cmdr. Christopher Martin pose in front of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) prior to a Pacific Partnership 2022 deployment at Naval Base San Diego, April 12. The Sailors make up the USNS Mercy’s religious staff. Mercy can steam to assist anywhere to provide relief as a symbol of Navy Medicine’s abilities around the world, and must be in a five-day-activation status in order to support missions over the horizon, and be ready, reliable and resilient to support mission commanders.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raphael McCorey)
Navy Hospital Ship Departs for Pacific Partnership 2022
Sailors participate in sea and anchor detail as the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy prepares to depart from Naval Base San Diego marking the beginning of Pacific Partnership 2022.
USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Naval Base San Diego.
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during Mercy Exercise (MERCEX) 22-1 in the Pacific Ocean.
A civilian mariner assigned to Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) participates in a fire drill Nov. 3, 2021.
SAN DIEGO (May 15, 2020) -- Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in San Diego May 15. Mercy deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and served as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allowed shore-based hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense's missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim Heaps)
Sailors marshal an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Air Test and Evaluation (HX) Squadron 21 of Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md., on the ship's flight deck.
A photo of the mast of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) with underway pennants.
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Arnoldo RomeroVelazco, a rifleman with 1st  Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, posts security to secure the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in Los Angeles, California, March 27.
Commander and sailors shaking hands with authorities
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