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JOHNSEN, HANS

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On board the torpedo boat Winslow during the actions 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.

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Service

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

Conflict

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Spanish American 1898 Sandnes, Norway

Citation

On board the torpedo boat Winslow during the actions 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.