Ernest Hinds Revisited

April 7th, 2015, 8:00H · Topics: Around Town, Navy · Print

A different angle of the hospital ship Ernest Hinds tied up on a pier on the Northbank of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville.  You get a good sense of the working waterfront that covered most of Jacksonville’s riverbank up until the 1960’s.  This frame was shot during the 7 month period between 1946 and 1947 that the Ernest Hinds was in Jacksonville serving as a floating isolation ward for patients going through an extended venereal disease treatment protocol. More detailed information about this ship’s visit can be found in this previous post.


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