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I’m not sure I’d ever noticed this building before, Hell’s Kitchen .  . 49th street about 1000 feet from the North River.  Obviously, it’s associated with the Red Cross, where I spent a day earlier this month for First Aid/CRP/AED certification.

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Excuse the informality of these photos, but inside the Red Cross building were these great collages I thought to share.  Mary Weiss boarded

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this vessel–click here for a better version–to do Red Cross work in Europe.

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A few generations later, Magaly Polo boarded a Red Cross vessel named Comfort to assist with Red Cross relief work in the her native Haiti.  Comfort also appeared here . . . scroll.

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The photo taken below, taken by William Lafferty, shows tanker Rose City, later Comfort unloading at San Pedro, California, USA, in February 1980. Rose City was launched 12 February 1976 at San Diego, CA, by the National Steel &SB Co**. as hull no. 396 for the Northwest Shipping Corp., New York.  Vitals are 861.8’ x 103.8 x 57.9; 44875 gt, 35072 nt; twin GE steam turbines geared to a single shaft, 245000-sup.  Between 1984 and 1987 she was converted to USNS Comfort T-AH-20  a hospital ship for the U. S. Navy: 69360 tons displacement.

Rose City

A few weeks ago, Comfort‘s sister vessel Mercy appeared here.

Many thanks to William Lafferty for sharing that photo.

Tangentially related:  Note the two asterisks (**)after the shipyard for Rose City.  Also produced there were these TOTE vessels, trailerships.  I’d love to hear how these have worked out.

 

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