Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Portsmouth Naval Hospital (HM1KU7)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.492', W 76° 18.333'

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"World War II and Korea 1937-1953"

— Fort Nelson Park —

World War II created the need to rapidly expand the hospital in 1941. The $1.5 million program increased the number of hospital beds to 3,441. A dental clinic, ships service, library and a bank were added. The staff — medical officers, nurses, corpsmen, marines and civilians — swelled to 3,055. On a single day in August 1944, there were 2,997 patients. Between 1937 and 1948, residency and intern programs were established through the Graduate Medical Education system. The sprawling facility escaped post-war downsizing from the expansion of two world wars and went on to serve during the Korean War.
HM NumberHM1KU7
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 383593 N 4078088
Decimal Degrees36.84153333, -76.30555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.492', W 76° 18.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 29.52" N, 76° 18' 19.98" 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 201 Effingham St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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