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CMOHS.org - Seaman DEMPSEY, JOHN, U.S. Navy

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DEMPSEY, JOHN

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1848, Ireland
Departed: Yes
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Kearsarge at Shanghai, China, 23 January 1875. Displaying gallant conduct, Dempsey jumped overboard from the Kearsarge and rescued from drowning one of the crew of that vessel.