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CMOHS.org - First Class Fireman CAVANAUGH, THOMAS, U.S. Navy

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CAVANAUGH, THOMAS

Rank: First Class Fireman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 10 May 1869, Ireland
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 503
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Potomac during the passage of that vessel from Cat Island to Nassau, 14 November 1898. Volunteering to enter the fireroom which was filled with steam, Cavanaugh, after repeated attempts, succeeded in reaching the auxiliary valve and opening it, thereby relieving the vessel from further danger.