Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Portsmouth Naval Hospital (HM1KU4)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.513', W 76° 18.302'

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"The Navy's First Corps School 1902"

— Fort Nelson Park —

On June 17, 1898, President William McKinley signed a bill establishing the Navy Hospital Corps. Navy Corpsmen are trained in the science of health and nursing skills necessary to provide proper patient care at hospitals, ships at sea and to the U.S. Marine Corps. The first Navy Corps school graduation took place at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in December 1902 when 28 students completed the course. The outstanding lifesaving record of the Corps, while caring for the sick and wounded during battle and peacetime, has made it one of the most decorated among the military services.
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Placed ByPath of History, Portsmouth, Va
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Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383640 N 4078126
Decimal Degrees36.84188333, -76.30503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.513', W 76° 18.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 30.78" N, 76° 18' 18.12" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 Washington St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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