Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Sept. 21, 1952
ABOARD HOSPITAL SHIP USS REPOSE
IN KOREAN WATERS, Sept. 21- The hospital ship USS Repose yesterday
began her third year of humanitarian service to United Nations personnel
fighting in the Korean war.
The ship celebrated the occasion by giving a party
for more than 300 children of the Star of the Sea Orphanage located
The Repose, which has been referred to as the
"Angel of the Orient," first arrived in Korean waters in September
1950. In November, when the fighting was fierce near Chinnampo, the
ship was assigned to remove wounded UN troops from inland first aid
The 15,000-ton mercy ship inched her way 30 miles
through a dangerously shallow and rocky channel to take aboard more
than 750 wounded UN troops.
The officer in charge of the hospital on the Repose
is Navy Capt. A.H,. Ecklund, of Kauai, T.H.
Commanding the ship is Cmdr. Paul J. Williams,
of Chatam, N.J.