The ship was transferred to the U.S. Navy 13 November 1902. He had received dental training and served as the ship's dentist, since at that time there was no regular dental corps in the Navy. Hope returned to San Francisco 22 March 1946 and decommissioned 9 May 1946. 248 (1880) Correct and General Understanding of Signals, General Order No. The Relief approached Magdalena Bay on the night of March 27. . Fate decreed that neither of these vessels was destined to return to her home port of San Francisco. Intrepid is better known, however as the ship that sneaked under the eyes of the enemy and blew up the Philadelphia held captive by the Tripolitans. 83 (1867) Proclamation Issued by President Johnson, General Order No. They were sunk by either torpedo, mine or surface attack. 370 (1889) Copies of Books to the Navy Department Library, General Order No. On 19 October the hospital ship departed for Manila and San Pedro, California, arriving 14 November. Commander * * * refused to sign the position report. 18.7 knots. The USNS Comfort, a hospital ship with approximately 1,000 patient beds, will dock in the harbor to alleviate the strain on the city's hospitals as cases of COVID-19 climb across all five boroughs. "We have the log here and he can use it." Ordered to return to the U.S. west coast, Relief departed Cavite 14 November 1908 but suffered serious damage in a typhoon on the night of 18 and 19 November. ", 6. Helicopters, bringing patients from the battlefield, transferring them from and to other medical facilities, or carrying passengers to and from the ship, had made more than 2,500 landings on her deck. 25. John Englis was completed in December 1896 and was placed on the New York–Maine route, in which she is said to have been well patronized. "Q. An officer of the United States Naval Reserve Force was tried by a general court-martial convened by the commander in chief, United States Pacific Fleet, on the following charge and specification: CHARGE.-Disobeying the lawful order of his superior officer. The original bill of sale indicated the ship also contained asbestos in the early 1990s. The Danish ship finally signaled, "Am sinking; take off my people. The commanding officer did not, in accordance with his own testimony, in any way exercise any supervision over the safe navigation of the ship, but placed the responsibility therefor upon the accused, who was merely ordered to the ship for duty under the commanding officer. I felt strongly that the story of this cruise should be recorded, and repeatedly urged my friends to do so. formed the medical staff when I joined the ship; Dr. George Trible joined the ship after I was detached. However, in determining the guilt of the accused, reference must be had to the charge and specification as laid. ), Section 1539, Revised Statutes, provided that--, "The vessels of the Navy of the United States shall be divided into four classes, and shall be commanded as nearly as may be as follows: First rates, by commodores; second rates, by captains; third rates, by commanders; fourth rates by lieutenant commanders. On the 10th, she arrived at Da Nang, South Vietnam. almost everyone sick . It must be noted that the word "appropriate" is used by Congress in the language of the statute. In her Navy career, Comfort made three transatlantic voyages, bringing home over 1,100 men from European ports. Stationed out of Norfolk, Virginia, Comfort handles the other side of the world from Mercy, primarily in the Caribbean and Latin America. Both ships had experienced long periods of inactivity: the Repose because she was not needed in a peace-time Navy, but the Relief because of the sharp controversy over the question of command, not only of medical personnel but of the ship itself, which arose between the two large navy departments - Navigation and Medical Staff, resulting in a five year delay in commissioning after the Navy acquired her from the War Department following the Spanish American War. The foregoing laws were passed by Congress, 16 July, 1862. Although I did not complete the cruise I was quite familiar with the ship and its complements, and had at my disposal the ship's Log, the diary of Doctor Strine (made available to me after his death), and I had numerous conversations with Captain Sharp, who is the only surviving officer of the ship, other than myself. 27. Disobedience of lawful orders constitutes one of the most serious offenses known to military law, and the sentence adjusted by the court in this case is clearly commensurate with the offense alleged if, in fact, the accused is legally guilty thereof. . The infected sailors were turned away by the New York marine hospital, and it was necessary to find a place to treat them. The USNS Comfort — the US Navy's 1,000-bed hospital ship with decades of providing aid around the world — will be departing New York after being stationed in the city for three weeks. Cr. 1488, Rev. [Commander U-boats] War Log, 24-31 May 1941, The Sinking of the USS Housatonic by the Submarine CSS H.L. The counsel for the accused then, in comment to the court, stated that Commander * * * as commanding officer was required to be on the bridge and take part in heavy weather when on sounding or in other imminent danger; that the witness must know the answer to the question of his own knowledge and not refer to the log. Section 1488, R. S., quoted, supra, was amended by the following provisions in section 7 of the Navy personnel act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stat., 1006): "All sections of the Revised Statutes which, in defining the rank of officers or positions in the Navy, contain the words 'the relative rank of' are hereby amended so as to read 'the rank of,' but officers whose rank is so defined shall not be entitled in virtue of their rank to command in the line or in other staff corps. Stat.). She was commissioned on 20 June 1945, Commander John M. Paulsson, USNR, in command of the ship; Captain Oscar Davis, MC, USN, in charge of the medical department. Neither this title nor the duties thereof are prescribed in Navy Regulations, 1913 or 1920. The Relief was built in 1896 for use as a passenger and cargo ship along the New England Coast. and the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20). 32, USS Lexington CV2 War Damage Report No. ), Officers of the United States Navy shall be known as officers of the line and officers of the staff. They also saved many lives. On November 9, 1965, I was one of a group invited to inspect the Hospital Ship Repose, at dock in the San Francisco Navy Yard, which, after years of inactivity with the "mothball fleet" in Suisun Bay, California, following World War Two, had recently been modernized and recommissioned for service in Viet Nam. Serving as a casualty transport from various ports in the Pacific Ocean, the Repose also served as a base hospital ship in Shanghai and later Tsingtao, China supporting the occupation forces in northern China. 3. 30.) So it was to familiar surroundings that I sailed on the Relief a few days after joining her, as she was ordered to Magdalena Bay on March 24 to join the Great White Fleet for transfer of hospital patients. The accused had roughly marked the position on the chart based upon a speed that had been reduced; he instructed Lieut. The role of the leading lady was played by Horace E. Perlie! Continuing Promise was launched in 2011, visiting even more nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The act of August 29, 1916, provides: "Enrolled members of the Naval Reserve Force shall be subject to the laws, regulations, and orders for the Government of the Regular Navy only during such time as they may by law be required to serve in the Navy, in accordance with their obligations, and when on active service at their own request, as herein provided, and when employed in authorized travel to and from such active service in the Navy." On the first of the points hereinbefore referred to I am therefore of the opinion that under all the circumstances of the case the actions of the accused do not constitute the military offense of disobedience of the lawful order of his superior officer. USS Repose on station during 1967 USS Forrestal fire, Amid the anguish, suffering, and tragedy of receiving casualties aboard Repose, a bonding developed among all crew members, unlike any I had ever experienced before or since Vietnam. She remained at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard until her transfer to the Naval Reserve Fleet on 27 September 1954. That summer, the ship was renovated by the Army Quartermaster Corps to include laundries, bathroom facilities, elevators to upper decks, operating rooms, nine water closets, separate kitchens for crew and patients, and gauze blinds to keep out smoke and cinders from the convalescents' berth deck. L., sec. Faced with the necessity to provide for the medical requirements of the Navy, the Surgeon General apparently was forced to accept a compromise between no hospital ship and one especially designed and constructed for service at sea. 74 (1908) Establishing Ship Post Offices, General Order No. The U.S. Navy is activating its two hospital ships, the USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort , … During the next month she shuttled between Saipan and Okinawa, often under attack despite her distinctive markings. Following the example of Mr. Baker, patriotic societies such as the Red Cross, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, and Women's National Relief Association, donated such items as refrigeration plants, steam laundries, motor launches, etc. The SOLACE was purchased from Cromwell Steam Ship Lines where she had been in service to the West Indies as the S.S. CREOLE. 128 (1903) Establishment of Naval Districts, General Order No. 98 (1914) Movement of the Rudder, General Order No. The Defense Department is considering whether to relocate at least one of the two Navy hospital ships deployed to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, as it works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Health and Human Services to determine the next potential novel coronavirus hot spots.. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas … Surgeons Raymond Spear and Howard F. Strine, and Assistant Surgeon J. O. Downey. Form 143 in every respect and submit the same to commanding officer over your signature at 8 a.m., 12 noon, and 8 p.m. The freighter Missouri, a steel ship of 320 feet with a 41-foot beam, initially operated under the British flag. In view of the foregoing remarks, it appears conclusive that medical officers cannot exercise command in the line or other staff corps, either by law or existing regulations, and, therefore, the accused was not guilty of having disobeyed the lawful order of his superior officer. Admiral William B. Caperton of the 1918 Influenza on Armored Cruiser No. 244 [1934] Alcoholic Liquors, General Order No. The MPA sued Project Life for over $100,000 in back rents and fees incurred to secure the vessel. Fittingly enough the name was changed to the Florence Nightingale, and a number of patients were cared for aboard her. On 26 October she sailed for the Admiralties, via Kossol Roads, Palau, Caroline Islands, arriving at Manus to disembark the wounded for transfer to base hospitals. That the officers and men of the Relief were a dauntless crew, who survived by courage and great good fortune the two great hazards of the sea-storm and fire-is attested by their rendering a light opera, "The Land of Utopia," on New Year's Day, 1909, only five weeks after their return. The Navy now says it will keep its hospital ships in service — and even plans to make about $6.4 million in improvements to the Mercy, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget submission. Gradually, as my investigation proceeded, it became apparent that the controversy over command. Casualties were 28 killed (including six nurses), and 48 wounded, with considerable damage to the ship. Examining the specification carefully with due regard to the import of the offense alleged, together with the evidence adduced in reference thereto, we find that the accused was attached to the U.S.S. The US Navy’s USNS Comfort — which arrived in New York City on Monday — is a mammoth floating hospital that was last dispatched to aid … Repose remained in Asian waters, with an occasional return trip to the States until July 1949. The Comfort class hospital ship was a United States Navy World War II-era hospital ship design. Article 668, Navy Regulations, 1920, reads: "A hospital ship, being assimilated to a naval hospital on shore, shall be commanded by a naval medical officer not below the grade of lieutenant commander, such commanding officer being detailed by the Navy Department. Mercy is designed to be a fully capable hospital, built upon the … The presumptions of regularity and good faith which attend public officers in the performance of their duties apply to the orders of a superior with precisely the same force as to his other official acts, and, therefore, the general rule is that an order legal on its face is presumed to be legal. 19 April in company with USS Solace (AH-5) to remain for four days at Hagushi Beach embarking patients despite frequent air raids and threat of kamikazes. (See Hearing before the Committee on Naval Affairs, 56th Cong., 2d sess., 1901, under. Not only was this fledgling hospital ship kept busy with her patients, but she was also pressed into service as a store ship carrying medical supplies, ice, and provisions to the ships of the river fleet. 541 (1920) Standard Nomemclature for Naval Vessels, General Order No. I (part II), Building the Navy's Bases, vol. 73 - 1905 April 18 Travel Pay, Specifications for Ship and Motor Boat Bells, Stalin's Cold War Military Machine: A New Evaluation, The Story Of The Confederate States' Ship Virginia, Strait Comparison: Lessons Learned from the 1915 Dardanelles Campaign, Strategic Concepts of the U.S. Navy (NWP 1 A), Structural Repairs in Forward Areas During WWII, Study of the General Board of the U.S. Navy, 1929-1933, Submarine Activities Connected with Guerrilla Organizations, Surprised at Tet: U.S. On the 25th, she discharged her liberated prisoners; then shifted to Buckner Bay. They were easy as well as tragic targets, since they carried hundreds of wounded soldiers from the front lines. In construing statutes every word is presumed to have a separate and independent meaning of its own. Mercy decommissioned at San Francisco, California, 17 May, was delivered to the War Department the same day, and transferred to the U.S. Army 20 June for further service as a hospital ship. 226 (1877) Importance of Complete Reports and Logs, General Order No. (Sec. She arrived at Mayport, Florida, her new home port, on 14 December 1973 and remained there for the duration of the year. Despite a typhoon encountered en route, Sanctuary delivered her charges safely to Army personnel at Naha; and, by the 21st, was underway for Nagasaki. They reminisced in detail about the career of the Relief after I was detached, relating the harrowing events of her last voyage in which she narrowly escaped disaster. After capsizing in port in 1941, the ship was again refloated and renamed SS Agwileon. This presents an anomalous situation in maritime custom, but the accused realized and knew this to be a fact, and testified that when he read the order to sign the report he considered it a very critical time. The ship was placed in reserve in February 1946, and was scrapped in February 1948. Battlecruisers in the United States and the United Kingdom, 1902-1922. "I had received an order from the chief of staff to report my position, and I consider it my duty to get the best position possible and the best authority to make my noon report." These constitute the staff corps as distinguished from the line. In 1940 the ship was removed from passenger service to be converted into a freighter. Before and after this celebrated event visits were made by a detachment of the Fleet to various harbors along the coast, and the hospitality shown officers and men was unsurpassed. They are huge, equivalent to the height of a 10-story building and the length of three football fields. Upon activation, the ships are boarded by US Navy medical personnel and loaded with medical supplies and equipment. Her first mission was a combat one: serving coalition troops off the coast of Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. 28. Thus it will be seen that the conditions as existing in this case are different from those that existed at the time of the Attorney General's opinion (27 Op. 3 hours each day) 47.) This steamer was used originally as living quarters for the men manning the Confederate States' Floating Battery New Orleans. The U.S.S. 22. He further testified: "I have always considered that everything pertaining to the navigation of the ship was under the charge of Lieut. Hospital ships were covered under The Hague Convention X of 1907. 12. Both ships were converted from San Clemente-class supertankers. USHS Comfort (AH-3) was a hospital ship for the United States Navy in World War I. Through war and peace, American hospital ships have served the country since 1804 and the First Barbary War. . Her inaugural mission in 1987 was a humanitarian cruise to the Philippines and South Pacific. From a careful examination of the Navy Regulations, 1920, which superseded the previous existing regulations, there appears to be no specific provisions whatsoever to cover the question of the crews of hospital ships and the duties of the personnel thereof. We had no chart of the channel aboard; the Sailing Master had never before entered the harbor. The Defense Department’s coronavirus response is giving the fledgling Space Force a chance to show its skills and shaping how Airmen manage military satellite communications along the way.. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said March 17 the Pentagon had given the Navy orders to start preparing the USNS Mercy and Comfort hospital ships to dock in cities hard-hit by the coronavirus … From the evidence adduced there was on board the hospital ship at the time of the alleged offense a number of sick, whose rescue in case of disaster, according to the testimony of Commander * * * was problematical. Naval History and Heritage CommandNavy Medicine in Vietnam: Oral Histories from Dien Bien Phu to the fall of Saigon, Jan K. Herman, 2009Wikimedia CommonsDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsSea Classics, March 1973, 381.) This will not be the first time the ships have deployed inside the United States. The two vessels were powered by triple expansion steam engines operating at 180 lbs of steam pressure, and were capable of making 16 knots in favorable conditions. Monitor and the C.S.S. Realizing the success of the Red Rover as a floating hospital, the U.S. Navy made more extensive use of hospital ships in this war with Spain. Returning to San Francisco on the 17th, Sanctuary began a period of restricted availability during which her propulsion system was converted to Navy Distillate Fuel. From 1946 to 1950 she was in custody of the War Department. During the First World War, many hospital ships were attacked, both on purpose or by mistaken identity. 381. 14. Haven-class ships also served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. On the lower deck were two padded cells for "insane" patients. Comfort arrived in Subic Bay 5 September 1945 and until 11 October served as station hospital ship. Eng., 205. It served with early landings in Cuba. From the foregoing it will be seen that at the time of the refusal of the accused to sign the report the ship was on soundings, in a heavy fog, a steamer not visible on the starboard bow, and a sound signal on shore, the location of which determined a change of course. A. G. Army, 30, par. The circumstances surrounding the accused's refusal was that Lieut. The ship sailed on to Lingayen Gulf for evacuation, and sailed from Leyte 6 March for Ulithi. 1, War Damage Report No. Unable to reach an agreement with the Maryland Port Authority (MPA) for use of a pier, in 1998, Project Life sued the MPA, accusing it of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Vessels of the Navy of the United States, except torpedo boats and other special vessels, shall be divided into four classes, and shall be commanded as nearly as may be as follows: First and second rates, by captains; second and third rates by commanders; fourth rates, by lieutenant commanders and lieutenants; torpedo boats and other unclassified vessels, by officers below the grade of lieutenant commander. She arrived off Okinawa the morning of. Commander * * *." Appendix A: Chronology - January 1991 cont. 52, [USS] Joseph Hewes APA22 War Damage Report No. 41, USS O'Brien DD415 War Damage Report No. With the establishment of a naval hospital at Memphis, Red Rover, was relieved of some of her duties. While, therefore, rank is primarily established with those who are entitled to command with a view to determining the order in which they are to command, it is necessary to give to the grades created in other corps a rank which shall either be the same with the rank of the officer of the line or which by relation to the rank of the officer of the line shall entitle those holding it to such attention and respect as is accorded to officers of the line of the rank to which it relates or is assimilated. Although she leaked considerably, the ship was in no danger of sinking. As Japanese suicide planes attempted vainly to stop the invasion, Hope assisted in rescuing sailors from damaged ships and embarked wounded soldiers. 135 (1911) Definitions of Well-known Naval Terms, General Order No. By midnight, 136 patients had been received. Investigators from neutral countries like Spain were allowed to inspect hospital ships to confirm that Article Four wasn't being violated. "25. Other countries have hospital ships, too. 11,141 tons. Inasmuch as the presence on the statute books of provisions of law which cannot be observed is objectionable, it is desired that these sections be repealed. ", Insofar as the law at present stands as regards medical officers, the above-quoted act of March 3, 1899, is governing and therefore restricts them from exercising command in the line or other staff corps unless it is repugnant in its application to the act of March 3, 1901 (31 Stat., 1153), wherein it is, provided: "That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to establish and from time to time to modify, as the needs of the service may require, a classification of the vessels of the Navy, and to formulate appropriate rules governing assignments to command of vessels and squadrons.". 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The accused may in his defense, however, rebut that presumption, failing in which he can properly be found guilty. Commander * * * and requested that he sign it. squadron so that it would apply not only to a medical officer, but also to a chaplain, professor of mathematics, etc. He identified a broken eccentric strap as the cause of the breakdown, worked continuously for 24 hours to improvise a new one, which he fashioned by hammering out three crowbars. Unknowingly, this small group proved to be the pioneers of a Navy Nurse Corps which would be organized some fifty years later. The Navy Regulations of 1920, insofar as they contain subject matter pertaining to hospital ships, are very meager and inadequate to definitely determine and outline their status. Four years later, Life International transferred the vessel to Project Life, Inc., which planned to convert the ship into a training center for recovering drug addicts. After shakedown beginning 17 August, Mercy, staffed by the U.S. Army's 214th Hospital Ship personnel, was assigned to NTS to operate with the 5th and 7th Fleets. On 11 June 1862, she received her first patient, a seaman from the gunboat Benton, a victim of cholera. The navy's 1,000-bed USNS Comfort docked at a Manhattan pier as more US states enforced stay-at-home orders after President Donald Trump abandoned his Easter target for life … A board of inspection pronounced her unseaworthy, and she filled out her days as a stationary hospital ship anchored at Olongapo, P.I., her name fittingly changed to Repose. 99 (1869) Authority Given to Fleet Officers, General Order No. * * * I have never taken any actual part in the navigation of the ship. It will be noted that in the designation of command for the classification of ships, the titles, commodore, captain, etc., were used. Landing Craft From Troy to Tokio, Skunks, Bogies, Silent Hounds, and the Flying Fish, Slapton Sands: The Cover-up That Never Was, Smith, Melancton Rear Admiral USN A Memoir, Smoker Sat., July 27, 1918 U.S.S. On her second commercial voyage in a severe storm she answered a distress signal from the DENMARK out of Copenhagen bound for New York with a crew of 170 and 665 passengers, nearly all immigrants to a new land. 31. Hope (AH-7) was launched 30 August 1943; sponsored by Miss Martha L. Floyd; acquired by the Navy the same day for conversion to a hospital ship by U.S. . By 03:00 on the 14th, she had exceeded her rated bed capacity of 786. The accused was found guilty as charged and sentenced to be dismissed from the United States naval service. 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Sailing date was set at November 16, although it was typhoon season and the Fleet had encountered a severe storm on the way to Japan. It was common gossip that the Relief had to be "nursed" by the Fleet. Let us, however, examine the law carefully to determine the apparent intent of Congress, which is the determining question. Both serve as 70,000-metric-ton symbols of how much America cares as a nation and as a people. 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