Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in Los Angeles, California, March 27, 2020

The Navy is battling a growing COVID-19 outbreak aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy

Naval health officials are fighting an outbreak of COVID-19 among the crew of the hospital ship Mercy where four more sailors tested positive for the virus over the weekend, bringing the total cases among the crew to seven, a Navy official told The San Diego Union-Tribune on Monday


A train engineer allegedly derailed a locomotive near the USNS Mercy because he thought it was part of a government takeover

A train engineer at the Port of Las Angeles was arrested on Tuesday after he deliberately derailed a train and crashed it near the Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy over his suspicions that the ship was part of sinister government takeover

USNS Mercy

Navy sends hospital ship to Los Angeles to lighten the load for doctors swamped by COVID-19

The Mercy, an 894-foot-long converted oil tanker, will have 1,128 medical professionals, 1,000 beds and nine fully-staffed operating rooms to treat patients

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Andre Lewis, a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear noncommissioned officer with the 7th Mission Support Command, asks COVID-19-related screening questions to occupants of a vehicle before they can enter the gate of U.S. Army post Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 19, 2020

The number of US troops confirmed positive for COVID-19 nearly doubled over the weekend

The number of US troops who have tested positive for COVID-19 has jumped to 133.