The Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy left her San Diego homeport Monday and deployed to the Port of Los Angeles to assist area medical facilities as they deal with rising coronavirus cases. beforeShow: function(input, inst) { $('#ui-datepicker-div').removeClass('show'); }, addSize([800, 0], [[300,250],[336,280],[300,100],[320,50],[320,100],[468,60],[234,60],[120,240]]). USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) is the lead ship of her class of hospital ships in non-commissioned service with the United States Navy.Her sister ship is USNS Comfort (T-AH-20).She is the third US Navy ship to be named for the virtue mercy.In accordance with the Geneva Conventions, Mercy and her crew do not carry any offensive weapons, though defensive weapons are available. While the ship is in ROS, messing and berthing is not available. USNS Mercy -- one of the Navy's two 1,000-bed hospital ships -- departed from Naval Station San Diego on Monday, March 23. The 1,000-bed hospital ship USNS Mercy sailed into the Port of Los Angeles today to provide relief for Southern California hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus … }); var mailchimpSF = {"ajax_url":"https:\/\/news.usni.org\/"}; Commanding Officer, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office. addSize([0, 0], [[300,250],[336,280],[300,100],[320,50],[320,100],[234,60],[120,240]]). USNS Mercy Accepts First Patients in Port of Los Angeles The ship will provide a wide range of medical care including general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults. Governors of both Washington and California have requested the Trump administration send the ship to their states. //