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COONEY, THOMAS

cooney thomas

On board the U.S. torpedo boat Winslow during the actions 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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Chief Machinist (highest rank: Chief Carpenter) U.S. Torpedo Boat Winslow

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Westport, Nova Scotia, Canada

Citation

On board the U.S. torpedo boat Winslow during the actions 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.