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CMOHS.org - First Class Fireman HARRINGTON, DAVID, U.S. Navy

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HARRINGTON, DAVID

Rank: First Class Fireman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1856, Washington, D.C.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 326
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Accredited To: Washington, D.C.
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Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Tallapoosa at the time of the sinking of that vessel, on the night of 21 August 1884. Remaining at his post of duty in the fireroom until the fires were put out by the rising waters, Harrington opened the safety valves when the water was up to his waist.