Hospital Ship Mercy Prepares to Deploy for Coronavirus Response


    Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) on loads supplies at Naval Base San Diego, March 21, 2020. Mercy is preparing to deploy in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This will allow shore-based hospitals to use their Intensive Care Units and ventilators for COVID-19 patients. (U.S. Navy video)