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CMOHS.org - Chief Machinist JOHNSEN, HANS, U.S. Navy

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JOHNSEN, HANS

Rank: Chief Machinist
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 3 January 1865, Sandnes, Norway
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 497
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Accredited To: Pennsylvania
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Citation

On board the torpedo boat Winslow during the action at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Showing great presence of mind, Johnsen turned off the steam from the engine which had been wrecked by a shell bursting in the cylinder.