2005(California Models CA-11)
- Class: Mercy -- 2 hospital ships of 1983-84
- Displacement: 24,752 tons light / 69,360 tons full load
- Dimensions: 854'10" (wl) 894' (oa) x 105'9" x 32'10"
- Machinery: steam turbine, 1 shaft, 24,500 shp = 17.5 knots
- Patients: 900+ beds
- Complement: 61 civilian + 58 Navy + 1,100 medical
- Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding, San Diego, California
- Laid down: 12 Jun 1974
- Launched: 1 Jul 1975
- Commissioned: 8 Nov 1986
- Notes: A T8-S-100b tanker laid down as SS St. Worth under a Maritime Administration contract. Delivered to Apex Marine 1 Feb 1976. Acquired by US Navy and converted to hospital ship at San Diego beginning in Jul 1984. Sister ship USNS Comfort. As hospital ships they have 12 operating rooms, four X-ray rooms, a pharmacy, a blood bank, an 80-bed ICU and 920 other beds; up to 1,000 additional patients can be accommodated for limited care. They are designed to take aboard casualties primarily by helicopter with up to 300 per 24 hours. Both were activated in 1990 for the first Gulf War.