Jenkins, Ralph, FN

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Fireman
Primary Unit
1917-1917, USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
Service Years
1917 - 1919

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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
1896
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
Zuni, Virginia

Date of Passing
Sep 24, 1974
 
Location of Interment
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Last Known Activity

Employed by Willis Furniture Co. of Virginia Beach, VA (modern day Willis-Wayside Furniture located on Virginia Beach Boulevard.)


   
Other Comments:
Aboard the troop transport USS President Linclon (converted cruise liner) when it was torpedoed on the morning of May 31, 1918 approximately 600 miles off the coast of Brest, France. The ship was returning to the U.S.  after having delivered military personnel to France and was sighted and tracked by German submarine.   U-90 fired torpedoes shortly before 9 a.m causing the vessel to sink within a half hour.  689 of the 715 persons onboard survived.  
   
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  1917-1917, USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
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