Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Chief John Henry Turpin

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Caption: John Henry Turpin was one of the first African-American chief petty officers and the survivor of two infamous ship explosions in U.S. Navy history. He was a member of USS Maine's crew when she was destroyed by an explosion in February 1898 and he survived the boiler explosion on USS Bennington in July 1905. #Navy #Sailors #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth #USN #Remembrance #History #Historymatters #Peoplematter #USN #NavyChief #NavyPride #MasterChief #blackhistorymonth #survivor #leadership #survivor #mustache #mustaches #rescue Trailblazers
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Visit the African American Experience in the U.S. Navy for more about Chief Turpin and other trailblazers.  Here

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Wars & Conflicts
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