Edward Floyd (Medal of Honor)

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Edward Floyd
Born (1850-02-21)February 21, 1850
Died January 16, 1923(1923-01-16) (aged 72)
Place of burial Saint Lawrence Cemetery Charleston, South Carolina
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Boilermaker
Unit USS Iowa (BB-4)
Awards Medal of Honor

Edward Floyd (February 21, 1850 – January 16, 1923) was a boilermaker serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Floyd was born on February 21, 1850, in Ireland. After immigrating to the United States joined the navy, he was stationed aboard the USS Iowa (BB-4) as a boilermaker when on January 25, 1905 a boiler plate blew out from boiler D. For his actions during the explosion he received the medal March 20, 1905.[1][2]

He died on January 16, 1923 and is buried in Saint Lawrence Cemetery Charleston, South Carolina.[3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Boilermaker, U.S. Navy. Born: 21 February 1850, Ireland. Accredited to: South Carolina. G.O. No.: 182, 20 March 1905.


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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Floyd, Edward entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Iowa". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Done Morfe (August 31, 2003). "Edward Floyd". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. 

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