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USAHS Ernest Hinds
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USAT Ernest Hinds (1942)
USS Kent (AP-28) (1941 - 1942)
USAT Santa Teresa (1941)
USS Santa Teresa (ID #3804) (1918 - 1919)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Steel-hulled screw steamer:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as SS Santa Teresa, for Grace Lines of New York, at William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, PA.
  • Requisitioned by the United State Shipping Board (USSB) in August 1917
  • Launched in 4 July 1918
  • Commissioned USS Santa Teresa (ID-3804), 18 November 1918, CDR. Benjamin G. Barthalow in command
  • Decommissioned, 7 October 1919, at Philadelphia, PA. and returned to the USSB for redelivery to her owner
  • Placed in commercial service in 1921 as SS Santa Teresa by Grace Lines, Inc.
  • Acquired by Panama Mail SS Co. Inc. in 1931, name retained
  • Acquired by Merchants & Miners Transportation Co. Baltimore MD, in 1936, renamed SS Kent
  • Acquired by the US Army Transportation Service, 14 April 1941, at Boston, MA.
  • Placed in commission as USAT Ernest Hinds
  • Transferred to the Navy, 21 July 1941
  • Commissioned USS Kent (AP-28), 22 July 1941, CDR. E. J. Kidder in command
  • Decommissioned, 24 March 1942, at New York, N.Y.
  • Returned to the US Army Transportation Service, and renamed USAT Ernest Hinds
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1943
  • Converted to a Hospital Ship at San Francisco, for the US Army Transportation Service
  • Placed in commission as USAHS Ernest Hinds
  • Reconverted to a Transport in September 1945
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration (WSA) for transfer to the US Public Health Service, in April 1946
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Brunswick, GA., 14 April 1947
  • Turned over to Moran Tug and Transportation Co. for tow to the James River Reserve Fleet, 6 April 1948
  • Delivered to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA., 14 April 1948
  • Final Disposition sold for scrapping, 20 May 1957, to Bethlehem Steel Corp. and scrapped at Patapsco, Norfolk, VA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,341 t. (lt.) 8,890 t.(fl)
    Length 373' 9"
    Beam 51' 6"
    Draft 24' 5"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 254
    Troop Accommodations 751
    Patient Accommodations unknown
    Armament
    World War I - Santa Teresa
    one single 5" gun mount
    one single 4" gun mount
    two 1-pdrs
    World War II - Kent
    four single 3"/50 gun mounts
    eight .50 cal machine guns
    Propulsion steam turbine
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    USS Santa Teresa (ID- 3804)
    Kent 115k USS Santa Teresa (ID-3804) fitting out at the Cramp shipyard, Philadelphia, PA., on 18 November 1918, the day she was commissioned. The small ferry steamer Tinicum is at right. A destroyer in visible behind Santa Teresa.
    US Navy photo # NH 65089-A The original print is in the National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Kent 97k USS Santa Teresa (ID-3804) at anchor in a U.S East Coast port in 1919. The original photograph is printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 102943 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Donation of Dr Mark Kulikowski, 2005.
    Robert Hurst
    Kent 87k USS Santa Teresa (ID-3804) at anchor in 1919. She appears to be in the process of repainting. The original photograph is printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 103080 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Donation of Dr Mark Kulikowski, 2005.
    Robert Hurst
    Kent 72k USS Santa Teresa (ID-3804) in port in 1919. Photographed by the Louvre Photo Studios, Seymour Building, 503 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
    US Navy photo # NH 103081 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Donation of Dr Mark Kulikowski, 2005.
    Robert Hurst
    Kent 97k USS Santa Teresa (ID-3804) underway, probably in New York Harbor, while bringing troops home from Europe in 1919. Photographed by J.W. Allison, New York
    US Navy photo # NH 105864 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command. Donation of Dr Mark Kulikowski, 2008.
    Robert Hurst
    Kent 222k USS Santa Teresa (ID-3804) arriving at New York, 4 September 1919, bringing home troops of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division. Panoramic photograph, taken by Head-Mayberry, 488 7th Avenue, New York.
    US Navy photo # NH 105865 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command. Donation of Dr Mark Kulikowski, 2008.
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    Kent 44k SS Santa Teresa underway in the Panama Canal passing through Gaillard Cut, circa late 1920s-early 1930s. Cliff Coffey
    USS Kent (AP-28)
    Kent 60k USS Kent (AP-28) underway, circa 1941-1942.
    US Navy photo # NH 90568 Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1980.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Kent 66k USS Kent (AP-28) docked at Pier 6, Newport News embarking soldiers of 157th Infantry, 45th Division, (date unknown). Official US Army photo produced by the US Army Signal Corps, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation. Photo now in the collections of the Library of Virginia. Image No. C1:2/05/052, 3 June 1943. The Library of Virginia, US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection
    USAT Ernest Hinds
    Kent 77k USAT Ernest Hinds at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman.
    Robert Hurst
    Kent 67k USAT Ernest Hinds in port, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo # NH 85262 Copied from the book "Troopships of World War II", by Roland W. Charles.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Kent 79k The Soviet merchant freighter SS Neva docked at San Francisco, CA., during World War II. She appears to be under repair, as her rudder is unshipped. The US Army Transport USAT Ernest Hinds is in the background. Neva was not reported in service after 1955 and was dropped from merchant ship registers.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #: NH 89960
    Robert Hurst
    Kent 67k USAT Ernest Hinds in port, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo # NH 85262 Copied from the book "Troopships of World War II", by Roland W. Charles.
    US Naval Historical Center
    USAHS Ernest Hinds
    Kent 79k USAHS Ernest Hinds underway, circa 1944-45, location unknown
    US Navy photo # NH 98695 Copied from the book "Troopships of World War II", by Roland W. Charles.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Santa Teresa (ID-3804)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command

    USS Kent (AP-28)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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