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Posted by Darren on April 22, 2021, 4:39:01, in reply to "Re: And??
And, the older one made for passengers (a little more luxury) while the newer ones were emergency war built ships by the maritime commission, so cheaper and less frills. Also, Repose was refitted with a helo deck during the Vietnam war.
2 different classes of ships & built almost 20yrs apart.
What point are you making?
Haven Class Hospital Ship http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/12/1216.htm
USS Solace (II)(AH-5) Solace Class Hospital Ship http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/12/1205.htm
I hate to be a party pooper, but that looks to be a mix of wooden and steel decks on a more modern ship in the 60s.
The solace was older and all wooden decks. The photo that shows the orange brown paint is interesting. Not something I would have expected.
Thanks for the pic Ray!
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