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|Tonnage||8660 tons standard displacement
|Dimensions||409' by 63' by 21'
124.7m by 19.2m by 6.4m
|Maximum speed||17.5 knots|
||2-shaft Newport News geared turbine (8500 shp)
3 Foster and Wheeler boilers
The Solace was completed as the SS Iroquois in 1927. She was purchased by the Navy and commissioned as a hospital ship in 1941. She was present at Pearl Harbor, but her hospital markings were respected and she was left unharmed. The famous film of the death of Arizona was taken from her decks.
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