Navy's USNS Comfort hospital ship arriving in NYC Monday

David Caplan
March 26, 2020 - 5:50 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The US Navy's hospital ship the USNS Comfort will depart the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia on Saturday, and arrive in New York Harbor, President Trump announced at a White House briefing Thursday. 

The ship will arrive at Pier 90, Trump said. 

"It will be leaving Saturday," he said. "They did the maintenance quickly. The ship will arrive in New York Harbor on Monday."

He said it will "provide hospital surge capacity for the New York area."

He said he plans to travel to Norfolk on Saturday to bid it adieu: "I think I'll go out and kiss it goodbye."