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BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived at its new home in Norfolk this morning.

The ship, easily recognizable because of the large red crosses on its bow, bridge and elsewhere, had been a landmark along the Baltimore waterfront for more than two decades. Deployments for the ship while in Baltimore included the Persian Gulf and New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Comfort provides medical and surgical care for deployed forces, as well as hospital services for disaster relief.

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