• Short Summary

    The hospital ship REPOSE (AR-16) was recommissioned at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, Saturday, October 16, 1965
    REPOSE, was first commissioned in May 1945 and served with the U.

  • Description

    The hospital ship REPOSE (AR-16) was recommissioned at the San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard, Saturday, October 16, 1965
    REPOSE, was first commissioned in May 1945 and served with the U.S. Seventh Fleet in Asian waters. In 1949 the ship assisted in the evacuation of the U.S. and British personnel from the Chinese Mainland. During the Korean Conflict, REPOSE was deployed off the Korean coast. The ship was decommissioned in May 1954.

    The 700-900 bed hospital ship will be fitted with three operating rooms and the most modern medical equipment available. New facilities which the ship did not have during the Korean conflict, will include an intensive care ward, recovery ward, frozen blood bank, and central oxygen and suction systems.

    The hospital section of the REPOSE will be headed by Captain Paul R. Engle, USN, (MS). His staff will include 30 doctors and medical service corps officers, 30 nurses and 256 hospital corpsmen. Captain Eugene H. Maher will command the 520 foot, 15,000 ton vessel.

    REPOSE is scheduled to deploy with the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3LKIUFNEBG4YUH09XWLIE6NRA
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LKIUFNEBG4YUH09XWLIE6NRA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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