Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Arrives in Los Angeles

A US military hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived in the Port of Los Angeles on March 27 to aid in efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

The USNS Mercy, along with the USNS Comfort, which is due to arrive in New York today, were both converted from oil tankers into hospital ships. They are equipped with 12 operating rooms, a blood bank, medical laboratory, pharmacy, optometry lab and a CAT scan. Credit: Port of Los Angeles via Storyful