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CMOHS.org - Captain of the Hold ROBINSON, JOHN, U.S. Navy

Recipient Detail

 

ROBINSON, JOHN

Rank: Captain of the Hold
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1840, Cuba
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 82
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Accredited To: Maine
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ROBINSON, JOHN Photo
 
Citation

With Acting Ensign James H. Bunting, during the heavy gale which occurred in Pensacola Bay on the night of 19 January 1867, Robinson swam ashore with a line for the purpose of sending off a blowcock, which would facilitate getting up steam and prevent the vessel from stranding, thus voluntarily periling his life to save the vessel and the lives of others.