Johannes J. Johannessen
|Johannes J. Johannessen|
May 13, 1872|
|Died||November 14, 1915(aged 43)|
|Place of burial||Cypress Hills National Cemetery Brooklyn, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Iowa (BB-4)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
Medal of Honor citation
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.
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.
- "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.
- "Iowa". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. February 8, 2006. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
- "Johannes J. Johannessen". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. December 21, 2002. Retrieved October 8, 2010.