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USS Comfort (AH-3)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Comfort (AH-3)

Havana was built in 1906 by William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, Pa., and served as a U.S. Army Transport. She was transferred from the War Department on 17 July 1917; outfitted at the New York Navy Yard by John N. Robins Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.; renamed USS Comfort (AH-3) on 14 March 1918; and commissioned on 18 March 1918, Medical Inspector C. M. Oman, USN, commanding.

After serving from 24 July to 5 October 1918 as a floating hospital at New York, USS Comfort (AH-3) joined the Cruiser and Transport Force, Atlantic Fleet, to return wounded men from Europe. In three voyages between 21 October 1918 and 13 March 1919 USS Comfort (AH-3) brought home 1,183 men from France, Britain, and the Azores. She sailed from Charleston, S.C., on 9 June for repairs at the Mare Island Navy Yard, Va;llejo, Calif., where USS Comfort (AH-3) went in ordinary (a non-commissioned status) on 11 September, and was decommissioned on 5 August 1921. She was sold at Mare Island on 1 April 1925.

For a complete history of USS Comfort (AH-3) please see its DANFS page.