USS HOPE AH-7
Hospital Ship INDEX
The first Hope
retained a former name.
The second Hope was given a name descriptive of her duty.
Laid down, date unknown,
as SS Fred Morris a Maritime Commission type (C1-B) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 490) at Consolidated Steel, Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Acquired by the US Navy from
the War Shipping Administration, 30 August 1943
Converted to a Hospital Ship
at US Naval Dry Dock,
Terminal Island, CA.3
Commissioned USS Hope (AH-7), 15 August 1944,
Decommissioned 9 May 1946,
at San Francisco, CA.
Turned over to the US Army as USAT Hope for further use as a transport, 26 April 1946
Sold for Recycling, 16 February 1978, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp. after being Laid up in Suisun Bay.
USS Hope (AH-7) moored in port, date and location unknown
USS Hope (AH-7) Underway on 30 August 1944,
Photographed from a Blimp of Squadron ZP-31.
9,800 t.(fl) Length
416' Beam 60' Draft
24' Speed 15 kts.
Complement Officers 80 Enlisted 436 Patient Accommodations 400
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t. Fuel Capacities: NSFO 12,010 Bbls Diesel 615 Bbls
Propulsion  J. H. geared turbine;  Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 450psi 750° Double J. H. Main Reduction Gears
 300Kw 120V/240V Ship's Service Generators;  propeller, 4,000shp