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|Tonnage||9100 tons standard|
|Dimensions||418' by 60' by 24'
127.4 by 18.3m by 7.3m
|Maximum speed||15.5 knots|
||1-shaft J.H. geared turbine (4000 shp)
two Babcock and Wilcox boilers
These ships were theoretically immune to attack or seizure under international law, but both sides violated these rules at times. Comfort herself was struck by a suicide plane near Okinawa in spite of the characteristic hospital ship markings. Although she was badly damaged and her entire surgical staff were killed, she did not sink. Hope was attacked several times by aircraft in spite of her markings, but without damage.
|Comfort||completed 1944-5-5 (San Pedro)|
|Hope||completed 1944-8-15 (San Pedro)|
|Mercy||completed 1944-8-7 (San Pedro)|
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