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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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USS Hope (AH-7) (1944 - 1946)
November - Alpha - Uniform - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 3 & 6 Dec. 1944, and at Okinawa)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
Comfort Class Hospital Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, as SS Fred Morris a Maritime Commission type (C1-B) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 490) at Consolidated Steel, Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched and acquired by the US Navy from the War Shipping Administration, 30 August 1943
Converted to a Hospital Ship at US Naval Dry Dock, Terminal Island, CA.
Commissioned USS Hope (AH-7), 15 August 1944, CDR. Albert E. Richards in command
During World War II USS Hope was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
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:Leyte landings, 8 to 29 November 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 13 April to 12 May 1945
Following World War II USS Hope was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 to 26 September 1945
Decommissioned, 9 May 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Turned over to the US Army for further use as a transport, 26 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 5 January 1950 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 February 1978, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp.
USS Hope earned two battle stars of World War II service
Displacement 9,800 t.(fl)
Speed 15 kts.
Patient Accommodations 400
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
NSFO 12,010 Bbls
Diesel 615 Bbls
one J. H. geared turbine
three Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 450psi 750°
double J. H. Main Reduction Gears
three 300Kw 120V/240V Ship's Service Generators
one propeller, 4,000shp
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| USS Hope (AH-7)
||USS Hope (AH-7) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|Hyperwar US Navy in WWII web site
||USS Hope (AH-7) moored in port, date and location unknown.
| USAT Hope
||USAT Hope underway, date and location unknown.
USS Hope (AH-7)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Last Updated 2 March 2012
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