Hospital Ships (AH)

Most recent update: March 25, 2015.


Many auxiliaries were created by converting existing ships; others were built new but starting with an existing design; the balance were both designed and built for their purpose.  In this table, the grey cells identify the second and third categories - the ships that were purpose-built.  There are some gaps in the data, particularly for the conversions: if anyone has any corrections or additions to offer, please send them to me at timcolton@aol.com

Type # Original Name Built by Hull # Ship Type or US Govt. Design US Govt. # Built Converted by Name After Conversion LDT LOA Delivered as an AH Disposition
AH   John Englis Delaware River Iron SB 288 Psgr./Cargo   1896 Mare Island NSY Relief 3,300 314 1908 To USA 1898 as Relief, to USN 1902, renamed Repose 1918, sold 1919, Hai Ning 1923, Mindanao 1937, Lanao 1937, sunk off Cebu 1942
AH 1 Relief Philadelphia NSY             9,800 484 28-Dec-20 Scrapped 1948
AH 2 Creole Newport News SB 16 Psgr./Cargo   1896   Solace 3,800 377 14-Apr-98 Scrapped 1930
AH 3 Havana Cramp SB 340 Psgr./Cargo   1906 New York NSY Comfort 10,100 430 18-Mar-18 Sold 1921, later Havana 1927, Yucatan 1935, USAT Agwileon 1941, USAHS Shamrock 1943, scrapped 1948
AH 4 Saratoga Cramp SB 341 Psgr./Cargo   1907 New York NSY Mercy 9,450 430 24-Jan-18 Scrapped 1939
AH 5 Iroquois Newport News SB 306 Psgr./Cargo   1927 Atlantic Basin IW Solace 8,900 409 9-Aug-41 Sold 1948 as liner Ankara, scrapped 1981
AH 6 Comfort Consolidated Wilm. 337 C1-B MC 1021 1943 Beth San Pedro   6,000 416 5-May-44 To USA 1946, to NDRF 1949, to MMA 1953 as State of Maine, scrapped 1967
AH 7 Fred Morris Consolidated Wilm. 331 C1-B MC 490 1943 Long Beach NSY Hope 6,000 416 15-Aug-44 To USA 1946, to NDRF 1950, scrapped 1978
AH 8 Mercy Consolidated Wilm. 338 C1-B MC 1032 1943 Los Angeles SB   6,000 416 7-Aug-44 To USA 1946, to NDRF 1949, to NYSMA 1956 as Empire State III, scrapped 1970
AH 9 Henderson Philadelphia NSY   Transport AP 1 1917 General Eng'g. Bountiful 7,730 484 23-Mar-44 Scrapped 1948
AH 10 Chaumont A.I.S.C. 671 Transport AP 5 1920   Samaritan 12,275 448 1-Mar-44 Scrapped 1948
AH 11 Blue Hen State New York Ship 250 Psgr./Cargo   1921 Maryland DD Refuge 16,800 523 24-Feb-44 President Garfield 1922, President Madison 1938, Kenmore (AP 62) 1942, scrapped 1948
AH 12 Marine Hawk Sun SB 348 C4-S-B2 MC 743 1944 Todd Brooklyn Haven 11,150 520 5-May-45 Sold 1967, chemical carrier Clendenin 1968, Alaskan 1969, scrapped 1987
AH 13 Marine Lion Sun SB 349 C4-S-B2 MC 744 1944 Todd Brooklyn Benevolence 11,150 520 12-May-45 In collision and sank 1950
AH 14 Marine Dolphin Sun SB 350 C4-S-B2 MC 745 1944 Atlantic Basin IW Tranquillity 11,150 520 24-Apr-45 Scrapped 1974
AH 15 Marine Walrus Sun SB 351 C4-S-B2 MC 746 1944 Beth Hoboken Consolation 11,150 520 22-May-45 To Project Hope 1960 as Hope, scrapped 1975
AH 16 Marine Beaver Sun SB 352 C4-S-B2 MC 747 1944 Beth Brooklyn Repose 11,150 520 26-May-45 Scrapped 1975
AH 17 Marine Owl Sun SB 353 C4-S-B2 MC 748 1944 Todd Hoboken Sanctuary 11,150 520 20-Jun-45 Sold 1989 but laid up, scrapped 2011
AH 18 Saint John Newport News SB 350 Psgr./Cargo   1945 New York NSY Rescue 8,350 403 18-Jan-45 Antaeus (AS 21) 1941, AG 67 1943, to NDRF 1946, scrapped 1959
AH 19 Worth NASSCO 394 T8-S-100b MA 299 1976 NASSCO Mercy 24,172 894 8-Nov-86 Active
AH 20 Rose City NASSCO 396 T8-S-100b MA 301 1976 NASSCO Comfort 24,172 894 1-Feb-87 Active