NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- As the USNS Comfort returns to Naval Station Norfolk from aiding in hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, it brought back one new addition to its crew!
The ship's Facebook page posted dozens of photos taken over the last couple of months while its crew was in Puerto Rico, one of which shows a new mom holding her newborn baby girl!
According to the post, the infant was the first baby born on the Comfort since 2010.
The ship returned to its homeport on Monday, Nov. 20 after serving around San Juan, Puerto Rico following the devastation the territory suffered from Hurricane Maria.
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The Comfort departed in September with 522 medical personnel and support staff who will join the ship as well as 70 service mariners. The ship brought medical supplies, including blood, to Puerto Rico.
The hospital ship assisted with other Navy personnel on land in Puerto Rico.
The Comfort is the second of two Mercy-class hospital ships used by the Navy. A converted San Clemente-class supertanker, the Comfort joined the Navy's Military Sealift Command in December of 1987.