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CMOHS.org - Chief Machinist COONEY, THOMAS C., U.S. Navy

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COONEY, THOMAS C.

Rank: Chief Machinist
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 18 July 1853, Westport, Nova Scotia
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 497
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Accredited To: New Jersey
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COONEY, THOMAS C. Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S. Torpedo Boat Winslow during the action at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Following the piercing of the boiler by an enemy shell, Cooney, by his gallantry and promptness in extinguishing the resulting flames, saved the boiler tubes from burning out.