Williams, Henry, Carp.

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Last Rank
Carpenter (WO)
Last Primary NEC
WO-Warrant Officer - Carpenter
Last Rating/NEC Group
Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
1878-1883, WO, USS Constitution
Service Years
1873 - 1896
Carpenter (WO)
Carpenter (WO)

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Last Address

Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Date of Passing
Oct 17, 1917
Location of Interment
West Laurel Hill Cemetery - Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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Henry Williams was promoted to the Warrant Officer rank of "Carpenter" on 1 June 1880.  He retired from the Navy on February 6, 1896, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 62.

Medal of Honor Citation:

For going over the stern of the U.S.S. Constitution, at sea, 13 February 1879, during a heavy gale, and performing important carpenter's work upon her rudder.

Other Comments:

Williams was born on February 6, 1834 in Canada.  After emigrating to the United States, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on September 27, 1873.

He was stationed aboard the USS Constitution as a carpenter's mate when, on February 13, 1879, he risked his life to repair the ship's rudder in a heavy gale. For his actions he received the Medal of Honor October 18, 1884.

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