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Patient Care


Lt. Cmdr. Ferrara, center, explains the capabilities of the CATSCAN aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) to a group of visitors working in the Banda Aceh area on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. MERCY is serving as an enabling platform to assist humanitarian operations ashore in ways that host nations and international relief organization find useful.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jon Gesch (RELEASED)

Patient Care Wards 3-4 Operating Rooms
1 Emergency OR
4 ICU beds and Isolation Ward
5-7 PACU Beds
62 Ward Beds
22 Hotel Beds


Patient Care The following major departments and facilities are provided on USNS MERCY when activated:
Casuality reception, Radiological services, Main laboratory plus satellite lab
Central sterile receiving, Medical supply/pharmacy, Phyiscal therapy and burn care, Dental serivces, Optometry/lens lab, Morgue, Laundry, and Oxygen producing plants


Facts Length overall: 894 ft
Beam: 105.7 ft
Draft, Design: 32.8 ft
Displacement: 69,360 tons
Speed: 17.5 knots
Propulsion system: two GE turbines
Propellers: one


More Facts Keel laid: 1976 (the oil tanker)
Launched: 20 JUL 85
Commissioned: 08 NOV 86
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Co
Aircraft: helicopter platform suitable for all helicopters
Armament: none
Homeport: San Diego, CA



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