Johannes J. Johannessen

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Johannes J. Johannessen
Born (1872-05-13)May 13, 1872
Bodø, Norway
Died November 14, 1915(1915-11-14) (aged 43)
Place of burial Cypress Hills National Cemetery Brooklyn, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Chief Watertender
Unit USS Iowa (BB-4)
Awards Medal of Honor

Johannes J. Johannessen (May 13, 1872-November 14, 1915) was a sailor serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

Johannessen was born May 13, 1872 in Bodø, Norway and after immigrating to the United States he joined the navy. He was stationed aboard the USS Iowa (BB-4) as a chief watertender when, on January 25, 1905 a manhole plate blew out of boiler D. For his actions received the Medal of Honor March 20, 1905.[1][2]

He died November 14, 1915 and is buried in Cypress Hills National Cemetery Brooklyn, New York.[3] His grave can be found in section 2, grave 7425.[3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Chief Watertender, U.S. Navy. Born: 13 May 1872, Bodø, Norway. Enlisted at: Yokohama, Japan. G.O. No.: 182, 20 March 1905.

Citation:

Serving on board the U.S.S. Iowa, for extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel, 25 January 1905.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Johannessen, Johannes J. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Iowa". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. February 8, 2006. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Johannes J. Johannessen". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. December 21, 2002. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 

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