USS HOPE AH-7




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The first Hope
retained a former name.
The second Hope was given a name descriptive of her duty.

COMFORT CLASS
Hospital Ship

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.


USAT Hope
Displacement 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 [1] J. H. geared turbine; [3] Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 450psi 750°  Double J. H. Main Reduction Gears
[3] 300Kw 120V/240V Ship's Service Generators;   [1] propeller, 4,000shp

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Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146