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Tranquility

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassHaven-class Hospital Ship
Builder NameSun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester, PA
Laid Down20 Aug 1943
Launched25 Jul 1944
Commissioned24 Apr 1945
Decommissioned25 Mar 1946
Displacement15,400 tons full
Length520 feet
Beam72 feet
Draft24 feet
MachineryGeared Turbines, Single Screw
Speed17 knots
Crew568
Patient Capacity800

Contributor:

ww2dbaseOriginally named Marine Dolphin, Tranquility was renamed as so on 22 Jun 1944, a month before her launch. She was received by the US Navy on 14 Aug 1944 for conversion into a hospital ship. On 27 Apr 1945, she arrived at Pearl Harbor and joined the Service Force of the Pacific Fleet. She served as the base hospital ship at Ulithi between 22 Jul and 3 Aug. On 4 Aug she picked up and treated 166 survivors of the cruiser Indianapolis, delivering them to Guam on 8 Aug. On 27 Aug and 18 Oct, she picked up and treated 766 patients and 788 patients from Apra Harbor, respectively, delivering both groups to San Francisco. She served the remainder of 1945 as a Magic Carpet transport that brought US servicemen back home.

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Last Major Revision: Nov 2006

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24 Apr 1945 Tranquility was commissioned into service.
25 Mar 1946 Tranquility was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

Hospital ship Tranquillity arrived at Guam with survivors of Indianapolis, 8 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 3; destroyer escort Steele in foregroundHospital ship Tranquillity arrived at Guam with survivors of Indianapolis, 8 Aug 1945, photo 2 of 3Hospital ship Tranquillity arrived at Guam with survivors of Indianapolis, 8 Aug 1945, photo 3 of 3Aerial view of the Reserve Fleet Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 19 May 1955




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