USS SOLACE AH-5
Solace: Comfort in Sorrow,
Hospital Ship INDEX
Ulithi Atoll Location was next to Air Transportation
Built by Newport News Ship Building & Drydock Co.
Newport News, VA.
Delivered on 18 April,1927 as SS Iroquios, a Passenger ship
( hull #306) For the
Clyde Steamship Co.
Converted to a Hospital Ship at
Atlantic Basin Iron Works,
USS Solace AH-5 on
9 August, 1941
Decommissioned on 27 March 1946 at Norfolk, VA
Reconverted to Passenger Ship by Newport News Ship Building & Drydock Co. Newport News, VA.
Delivered to the Turkish Gov. on
12 April, 1949 as SS Ankara
USS Solace (AH-5) at anchor in Hawaiian waters, circa 1941. She arrived at Pearl Harbor, 27 October 1941
and handled hundreds of casualties on 7 December 1941 during the Japanese attack there.
Burned and injured patients receive care following the Pearl Harbor attack on 7 December 1941.
8,900 t.(fl) Length
409' Beam 62' Draft
20' 7" Speed 18 kts.
Complement Officers 55 Enlisted 411 Patient Accommodations 400
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t. Fuel Capacities: NSFO 9,985 Bbls Diesel 102 Bbls
Propulsion  geared turbine;  header-type boilers, 275psi 575° Double J. H. Main Reduction Gears
 Ship's Service Generators;  propellers, 8,500shp