Solace, U.S. Hospital Ship

Photograph of hospital ship Solace

U.S. Navy

Schematic diagram of hospital ship Solace

ONI 222


Tonnage 8660 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 409' by 63' by 21'
124.7m by 19.2m by 6.4m
Maximum speed       17.5 knots
Complement 600
2-shaft Newport News geared turbine (8500 shp)
3 Foster and Wheeler boilers
1330 tons
Capacity 466 patients

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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