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M18  US. Navy Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in New York     

         Harbor on 9 11 Terrorist Attack in 2001



U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) passes the Statue of Liberty en route to Manhattan to provide assistance to victims of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is the third United States Navy ship to bear the name Comfort, and the second Mercy-class hospital ship to join the U.S. Navy's fleet. The USNS prefix identifies the Comfort as a non-commissioned ship owned by the U.S. Navy and operationally crewed by civilians from the Military Sealift Command (MSC). A uniformed naval hospital staff and naval support staff is embarked when Comfort is deployed, said staffs consisting primarily of naval officers from the Navy's Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Medical Service Corps, Nurse Corps and Chaplain Corps, and naval enlisted personnel from the Hospital man rating and various administrative and technical support ratings.

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