The question then arose whether the command of such a ship by an officer trained in warfare might not jeopardize the noncombatant status. 27, USS Chincoteague AVP24 War Damage Report No. As the war between the states drew to a close, so did the need for the Red Rover and she was removed from the service 1 November 1865 and later sold at public auction. From a careful examination of the Navy Regulations, 1920, which superseded the previous existing regulations, there appears to be no specific provisions whatsoever to cover the question of the crews of hospital ships and the duties of the personnel thereof. 16, USS Liscome Bay CVE56 War Damage Report No. 1, War Damage Report No. and the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20). After being refloated and repaired, she was placed back in service as SS Yucatán in June. Cr. 9 (1863) Observance of Paroles, General Order No. It is amazing what can be accomplished medically on these ships, both for military personnel and civilians. The first ship was laid down in July 1943, while the last was launched in August 1944. 14. 1488, Rev. The Relief went as far north as Puget Sound, and members of the medical staff, including myself, were entertained in Seattle at a banquet at the Rainier Club, where I recall Surgeon Stokes responded in a particularly happy vein to the address of welcome. This will not be the first time the ships have deployed inside the United States. 381. As I toured this imposing ship, so well supplied with the latest medical and surgical equipment and staffed by the Navy's most experienced officers, I could not help comparing her with the Hospital Ship Relief #1, on which I served as Assistant Surgeon when she joined the Great White Fleet of Theodore Roosevelt in Pacific waters over a half-century before. The career of the Relief as a cruising hospital ship had ended. President to assign anyone to command vessels and squadrons of the United States Navy. Hospital ships were covered under The Hague Convention X of 1907. The patients gave of themselves, to the point of heroism. They were sunk by either torpedo, mine or surface attack. Her engine restored, the ship limped back to Manila at 10 knots, arriving approximately on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, after an absence of ten days filled with dread and anxiety. Cunningham, US Navy Relative to events on Wake Island in December 1941, and subsequent related events, Narrative of Joshua Davis an American Citizen 1811, Narrative of the Capture, Sufferings and Escape of Capt. 51 (1865) Announcing Death President Abraham Lincoln, General Order No. formed the medical staff when I joined the ship; Dr. George Trible joined the ship after I was detached. It was then recommended that the following provision be enacted into law: "That the President of the United States be and he is hereby, authorized to establish and from time to time modify, as the needs of the service may require, a classification of the vessels of the Navy, and to formulate appropriate rules governing assignments to command of vessels and squadrons.". To justify, from a military point of view, a military inferior in disobeying the order of a superior, the order must be one requiring something to be done which is palpably a breach of law and a crime or an injury to a third person, or something of a serious character (not involving important consequences only) which, if done, would not be susceptible of being righted. ), 13. She continued to operate off the I Corps Tactical area, the northern provinces of South Vietnam; and, for the most part, rotated between stations, such as Da Nang, Phu Bai, Chu Lai, and Dong Ha, every two to four days as needed by the marines fighting ashore. 132 (1915) Khaki Dye for White Undress Uniform, General Order No. Arriving on the 22nd, she embarked more ex-POWs; then loaded military personnel rotating back to the United States and steamed for Naha. The Baltimore Sun reported that the ship could be taken overseas and sold for scrap regardless of PCB content and yielding a profit of $3 million while endangering the environment. She served as a "floating ambulance" with the Army in the Spanish American War and was acquired by the Navy in 1902. They were easy as well as tragic targets, since they carried hundreds of wounded soldiers from the front lines. On 19 August she embarked the 227th Station Hospital assigned to the Korean Occupation Forces, and three days later departed for Korea via Okinawa, arriving Jinsen 9 September. Disobedience of lawful orders constitutes one of the most serious offenses known to military law, and the sentence adjusted by the court in this case is clearly commensurate with the offense alleged if, in fact, the accused is legally guilty thereof. Sometime between 1912 and 1914 her height was lowered and, it was rumored, some 200 Civil War cannon were embedded in concrete to counteract the roll. Serving as a casualty transport from various ports in the Pacific Ocean, the Repose also served as a base hospital ship in Shanghai and later Tsingtao, China supporting the occupation forces in northern China. The need for a modern hospital ship had long been stressed by the Surgeon General of the Navy, but Congress repeatedly refused the necessary appropriations. "25. The biggest hospital ship sunk by either mine or torpedo in the First World War was HMHS Britannic, the sister of Olympic and the ill-fated Titanic. Upon activation, the ships are boarded by US Navy medical personnel and loaded with medical supplies and equipment. Stat.). It is command in the medical officer's own staff corps, and in their own staff corps medical officers have always had a command." 1918 Influenza by Vice Admiral Albert Gleaves, Commander of Convoy Operations in the Atlantic, 1917-1919. After service in World War I, the SOLACE was decommissioned. . It is obvious that every military establishment, whether Army or Navy, must have connected with it certain organizations of business or scientific men whose services, although auxiliary to the combatant force of, such establishment, are yet necessary to its efficiency. ", 6. Following a voyage to Subic Bay and Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, for evacuees in March, the hospital ship stood by off Okinawa from 2 to 9 April, receiving wounded for evacuation to Guam. Of the characters enumerated the case at bar falls within the class last named. Many of the old tars and salts, so long able to look after themselves in their male world of the sea, opposed such radical innovations as women aboard ship. Relief continued in service as a floating hospital at Olongapo, Philippines, through World War I, although decommissioned 10 June 1910. 128 (1869) Exercises for Ships with Sails, General Order No. 99 (1869) Authority Given to Fleet Officers, General Order No. 226 (1877) Importance of Complete Reports and Logs, General Order No. . Her operating area and her itinerary on the line, however, remained the same. Commander Captain Alexander M. Pennock reported to his Flag officer, "The boat is supplied with everything necessary for the restoration of health for the disabled seamen.". 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The doctrine that a soldier is bound under all circumstances, whatsoever to obey his superior officer would be fatal to military discipline itself, for it would justify the private in shooting the colonel by the orders of the captain, or in deserting to the enemy on the field of battle on the order of his immediate superior.' A board of inspection pronounced her unseaworthy, and she filled out her days as a stationary hospital ship anchored at Olongapo, P.I., her name fittingly changed to Repose. She went through the Panama Canal where there was a brief liberty call. During the next month she shuttled between Saipan and Okinawa, often under attack despite her distinctive markings. This was the second of two occasions in which the Commander-in-Chief's yacht rendered signal service during the cruise; the first, as recorded at Magdalena Bay in transporting the Fleet commander, Admiral Evans, to a base hospital, and this other when the hospital ship itself, so to speak, was on the sick list and was also rendered assistance. The husbands and sons followed; and in the last boat, the officers of the doomed ship. ), 11. She was activated on 26 August 1950 and sailed for Pusan, Korea picking up a navy crew in Yokosuka, Japan en route. Shortly thereafter, the submarine surfaced and gunned down most of the survivors; only 24 were rescued.After the war, the captain of U-86, Lieutenant Helmut Patzig, and two of his lieutenants were charged with war crimes and arraigned for trial, but Patzig disappeared, and the two lieutenants both escaped after being convicted and sentenced to prison. 129 (1903) Surplus Provisions, General Order No. There was extensive damage to the ship's superstructure. The two vessels were powered by triple expansion steam engines operating at 180 lbs of steam pressure, and were capable of making 16 knots in favorable conditions. At this time the Red Rover was really "half Army and half Navy," and it was only after the Illinois Prize Board sold her to the Navy that she could be called a Navy hospital ship. Have you wanted to attend the yearly Naval Order of the United States Congress in the past but: it cost too much; you didn’t have time; or it was too hard? A lawful order may be defined as a command issued by a military superior to a person under his command requiring an act to be done which is permitted, sanctioned, or justified by the law of the land. Article 667 provides "that hospital ships shall be governed by the provisions of the Navy Regulations, so far as they apply, of the laws of the United States, and of The Hague convention," etc. The Relief left for Hawaii in advance of the Fleet. Through war and peace, American hospital ships have served the country since 1804 and the First Barbary War. The presumptions of regularity and good faith which attend public officers in the performance of their duties apply to the orders of a superior with precisely the same force as to his other official acts, and, therefore, the general rule is that an order legal on its face is presumed to be legal. On 19 March, Mercy reported to the 5th Fleet at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, for service during the Okinawa campaign, beginning with the landings 1 April. Sixty special trains carried visitors to San Francisco; a grand ball held at the Fairmont Hotel lasted 24 hours. Haven-class ships also served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. International Shipbreaking of Texas had considered bidding on the ship during the August auction for scrapping, but declined after its testing indicated high levels of PCBs. 45, USS New Orleans CA32 War Damage Report No. "A. She was decommissioned on 21 December 1954 at Hunters Point Naval Ship Yard. On 2 April, she joined the 7th Fleet at Subic Bay. Naval Order of the United States has a unique opportunity to record the history of events from the people that were there and from the people who are interested. On the first of the points hereinbefore referred to I am therefore of the opinion that under all the circumstances of the case the actions of the accused do not constitute the military offense of disobedience of the lawful order of his superior officer. So it was to familiar surroundings that I sailed on the Relief a few days after joining her, as she was ordered to Magdalena Bay on March 24 to join the Great White Fleet for transfer of hospital patients. The experience of the Relief suggests that one of the most important changes of all has been the reversion of over-all command of hospital ships to the trained, responsible and experienced officers of the line. was decided to proceed cautiously, and thus we anchored with the Fleet. 20. (Dig. 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Unable to reach an agreement with the Maryland Port Authority (MPA) for use of a pier, in 1998, Project Life sued the MPA, accusing it of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Typhoon signals were up and the barometer falling when the Relief left Manila on the long trip to the Pacific Coast. Anything which an officer. Proceeding via Okinawa, Sanctuary arrived off Wakayama in Task Group 56.5 on 11 September; then waited as minecraft cleared the channels. This viewpoint, forcibly advanced by Surgeon General P. M. Rixey, influenced Theodore Roosevelt to appoint a naval surgeon to the command of the Relief. After shakedown beginning 17 August, Mercy, staffed by the U.S. Army's 214th Hospital Ship personnel, was assigned to NTS to operate with the 5th and 7th Fleets. The lookouts on the ship had been doubled. From an examination of the correspondence hereinbefore cited, there can be no question as to the intent and the object of the framers of this particular law. As I knew of none, it. After nearly 11 years in reserve at Suisun Bay, Repose was recommissioned on 16 October 1965 for service in Vietnam. Her first humanitarian missions both happened in 1994, keeping her busy helping our Haitian and Cuban immigrants looking to come to America. By midnight, 136 patients had been received. Repose (AH-16) was built as Marine Beaver a Type C4 class ship in 1943 by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania. An entry in Doctor Strine's diary notes: "Motion . Mercy next carried wounded from Leyte and Manila on two voyages to Biak, returning to Manila on 23 June for two months' duty as station hospital ship. "A. Their passenger accommodations, which included dining salons on the upper deck, were said to be "very fine". All these, plus the stocking of the library with 10,000 books and magazines by Wall Street capitalists, made the MISSOURI even more effective as a floating hospital. I therefore consented to undertake the task. 29. 4 (1863) Emancipation Proclamation, General Order No. It is interesting to note that Commander * * * testified that he did not report the noon position on March 13, 1921, to the commander in chief or to the commander of the train, due to the fact that Lieut. The largest loss of life caused by the sinking of a hospital ship would be Llandovery Castle. 28. Crew members, whether ship’s company or hospital personnel, truly cared about the patients. Stationed in San Diego, California, Mercy primarily operates in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The last Haven-class ship, the ex-USS Sanctuary (AH-17) was scrapped in 2011. . A hospital ship (HS) is designated for primary function as a medical treatment facility or hospital; most are operated by the military forces or navies of various countries around the world, as they are intended to be used in or near war zones. Both serve as 70,000-metric-ton symbols of how much America cares as a nation and as a people. Enough stores were taken aboard for a crew and 200 patients for three months. 19, USS South Dakota BB57 War Damage Report No. Attempts to repair the engine were unavailing until November 22, when the difficulty was solved by Horace E. Perlie, a hospital corpsman. Therefore, it necessarily follows, insofar as the law is concerned, that a chaplain could legally be assigned to command a ship or squadron. 83-43, BUREAU OF NAVIGATION CIRCULAR LETTER NO. Then the women; one was pregnant and gave birth to a daughter named Atlanta MISSOURI Linne before she set foot in her new homeland. * * * to allow 2 miles back of that position and to fill out the noon report, sign it, and turn it in to the commanding officer, who had previously the night, before, under similar weather conditions, authorized such procedure. A local physician, Dr. William Adison, recently returned from England where he had studied in the floating hospital ship Caledonian, suggested a similar vessel. Following is the report of the Court Martial involving the question of command of hospital ships by medical officers. As a result of this law, the President, in Executive order of June 7, 1901, established a classification of naval vessels, and the classification of naval vessels and the appropriate commands therefore were consequent ly set forth in the Regulations for the Government of the Navy of the United States, 1905, articles 31-39, this being the next issue of the Navy Regulations after the passage of the law, and in all of the classifications of ships officers of the line were designated to command. Each ship has the capacity of 1,000 beds and a medical staff of up to 1,200. USS Sanctuary (AH-17) was a Haven-class hospital ship that served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Vietnam War. The history of the Hospital Ship Relief has been a subject of considerable research on my part. The accused in this case is an officer in the line of the United States Naval Reserve Force, and as such he is on the same basis as an officer in the line of the Regular Navy, and therefore no differentiation need be made between the two in the discussion of the case at bar. With the advent of mass air transport for troops, how useful will hospital ships be in the future? Admiral William B. Caperton of the 1918 Influenza on Armored Cruiser No. But in as little as five days, each can be converted into a 250-, 500- or 1,000-bed mobile hospital with a crew of 1,200 Navy physicians, nurses, corpsmen, technicians and support staff. (Clark's case, 37 Ct. For the next 15 years, she was berthed with the Atlantic Reserve Fleet: on 1 September 1961 her name was stricken from the Navy list, and she was transferred to the Maritime Administration for berthing with the National Defense Reserve Fleet. She was captured by the Union gunboat Mound City and almost immediately prepared as a floating hospital for the casualties of the North. DISOBEYING THE LAWFUL ORDER OF HIS SUPERIOR OFFICER. The medical officer in command, therefore, is given no command in the line of the Navy or in any other staff corps.". First the babies, twenty-two of them, were brought aboard by lifeboat in the raging, icy seas. President Theodore Roosevelt's desire that a hospital ship accompany the Great White Fleet on its round-the-world voyage led to his endorsement of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery viewpoint. Partnership for the Americas started in 2007 and visits up to 12 nations with Caribbean Ocean coastlines. Assigned to duty off South Vietnam on a non-rotating basis, Sanctuary began her extended overseas tour spending a minimum of 50 days operating on the line each quarter, followed by an availability and upkeep period at Subic Bay. Renamed Relief the ship was found to have insufficient coal capacity for safe trans-Pacific navigation and was confined to Philippine waters based in Manila where, as of 1 January 1900, she was reported to be a "floating hospital" with 107 sick and wounded after a trip to outlying areas. While, undoubtedly, Congress might provide that he should have the absolute rank of commander and might annex to it appropriate conditions, considering the duties expected to be performed by him, such as that he should not exercise "military command," it is apparent that in inserting the word "relative" Congress has made the provision that it deemed necessary for the respect which was undoubtedly to be accorded to him. That the very reason which actuated the commanding officer to order the accused to sign the noon report were the same reasons which governed the accused in refusing to sign the report is indicated by further testimony given by the commanding officer. Comfort operated throughout WWII with a Navy crew and Army medical personnel. The U.S.S. He stated he could not sign it then. The USAHS Relief and the second USS Relief was a hospital ship in, respectively, the United States Army and the United States Navy. There, she exchanged passengers for patients; then continued on to San Francisco, arriving on 22 October. It must be noted that the word "appropriate" is used by Congress in the language of the statute. All ships were constructed in 1943 by the Consolidated Steel Corporation before being decommissioned in 1946. ", Copy of talk given by Captain B.E. She sailed 22 October with returnees, arriving San Francisco 15 November, and subsequently made two more voyages to Guam and the Philippines to bring back the sick and wounded. voyage, was an event still remembered vividly by those who witnessed it. 2 Appendix, Main Navy Building: Its Construction and Original Occupants, Manual of Information Concerning Employments for the Panama Canal Service, Master File Drawings of German Naval Vessels, Matthew Fontaine Maury: Benefactor of Mankind, Mers-el-Kebir Port Instructions for Merchant Vessels [1942], Midway in Retrospect: The Still Under Appreciated Victory, Midway’s Operational Lesson: The Need For More Carriers, Military Base Closures: Role and Costs of Environmental Cleanup, Military Service Records and Unit Histories, Miscellaneous Actions in the South Pacific, More Bang for the Buck: U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Missile Development 1945-1965, Naming of Streets, Facilities and Areas On Naval Installations, Narrative of Captain W.S. He had received dental training and served as the ship's dentist, since at that time there was no regular dental corps in the Navy. Three vessels - USS Comfort (AH-6), USS Hope (AH-7), USS Mercy (AH-8) - were made using these specifications. Gradually, as my investigation proceeded, it became apparent that the controversy over command. An officer of the United States Naval Reserve Force was tried by a general court-martial convened by the commander in chief, United States Pacific Fleet, on the following charge and specification: CHARGE.-Disobeying the lawful order of his superior officer. 143 for the noon position of the ship. The MISSOURI's captain attempted to tow the disabled vessel but found it impossible because of the ice. Since I was apparently the only officer on the ship who had been in these waters, I was called to the bridge and questioned as to whether I knew of any reefs or shoals. She made another voyage to Manila, Yokohama, Inchon, Korea, and Okinawa between 1 January and 4 March 1946 before being decommissioned at San Francisco 19 April 1946. Permission to delay sailing was signalled Captain Stokes, who, however, was insistent that departure not be delayed. They were among the first ships to be able to receive casualties directly by helicopter and were the first fully air conditioned ships in the U.S. Navy. far from being settled, had persisted until 1923, when line command was finally reinstated. Mercy moved to San Pedro Bay later the same day and began embarking some 400 casualties, mostly from LSTs alongside. The Hospital Ships of World War II. . The above provision was offered as an amendment to the act of March 3, 1901, and accepted in lieu of the amended sections of 1529 and 1530, Revised Statutes, hereinbefore quoted, and the same became a part of that law. These ships, unlike the Navy hospital ships, were intended for evacuation and transport of patients after primary care had been given. In view of the many elements which should be taken into consideration in determining the relative importance of vessels of the several classes, and in consideration of changing conditions affecting not only the vessels themselves but the Navy list also, which may speedily render any fixed rule inapplicable, it is suggested that no absolute classification of vessels or prescription as to command be embodied in the statute, but that, instead, the President be authorized to establish classification of naval vessels and to prescribe appropriate rules governing assignments to command. The USNS Mercy-- one of the Navy's two 1,000-bed hospital ships -- was originally expected to go to the Seattle region, but last week California Gov. ", Thus in the law last above cited Congress, in removing the restriction upon the duty to be assigned officers of the Construction Corps, provided that that duty on shore should be "compatible with their rank and grade." The account of the final adventure of the Relief, which challenges the imagination, was compiled from various sources. Neither this title nor the duties thereof are prescribed in Navy Regulations, 1913 or 1920. Her inaugural mission in 1987 was a humanitarian cruise to the Philippines and South Pacific. The ships will be deployed one on each coast of the continental United States. The OLIVETTE was also a transformed commercial steamer. (See Hearing before the Committee on Naval Affairs, 56th Cong., 2d sess., 1901, under. In 1989, the Navy sold ex-Sanctuary for $10 to a group called Life International. They were the center of our existence. In determining the propriety and justification of the accused's refusal it is pertinent to consider other evidence as brought out by the testimony of the commanding officer. With only a 44-foot beam and 377-foot length, she rolled excessively. The U.S. Navy is activating its two hospital ships, the USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort , … Doctors Spear and Strine, whom I assisted in surgery, spent long hours in the operating room. Examining the specification carefully with due regard to the import of the offense alleged, together with the evidence adduced in reference thereto, we find that the accused was attached to the U.S.S. American soldiers, supported by a vast naval task force, returned to the Philippines 20 October. During the morning of 3 December she was followed by a Japanese submarine, and that afternoon was attacked unsuccessfully by a torpedo plane. Commander * * *, a medical officer, ordered the accused to sign Form N. Nav. almost everyone sick . A pair of U.S. Navy hospital ships will be deployed to New York and on the West Coast, where medical workers are anxiously expecting a major influx of patients as the coronavirus spreads. I again returned the position report by the orderly, directing Mr. * * * to sign it, or state in writing, his objections to me, the reasons. 250 (1880) Establishment of the Office of Judge Advocate General of the Navy, General Order No. My resignation was accepted on June 1, 1908; it might be said that I was shaken into the Navy by the San Francisco earthquake and rolled out by the Relief. She was to sail without escort; nor was she equipped with wireless. They reminisced in detail about the career of the Relief after I was detached, relating the harrowing events of her last voyage in which she narrowly escaped disaster. In commission, in reserve, as of 31 August 1971, Sanctuary was decommissioned on 15 December. 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