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NH 79957 Robert Penn, Fireman Second Class, USN

Photo #: NH 79957  Robert Penn, Fireman Second Class, USN
Description: "An Explosion Was Averted By Their Quickness." Halftone reproduction of an artwork by Bacon, depicting Robert Penn's heroism in a fireroom accident on board USS Iowa (Battleship # 4) on 20 July 1898, during the Spanish-American War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions in that incident. Copied from Deeds of Valor, Volume II, page 405, published in 1907 by the Perrien-Keydel Co., Detroit, Michigan. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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Topic
  • Boats-Ships--Battleship
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  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • Spanish-American War 1898
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