Sinnett, Lawrence Clinton, CMM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1910-1915, S1c-0000, USS Florida (BB-30)
Service Years
1906 - 1926
MM-Machinists Mate

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Burnt House
Last Address
Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia


Harrisville IOOF Cemetery
Harrisville, west Virginia

Date of Passing
Jun 11, 1962
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 1N, Lot 23

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Earned The Medal of Honor During the Mexican Campaign For heroism April 21, 1914 at Vera Cruz, Mexico


On board the U.S.S. Florida, Sinnett showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914.

In an effort to force out General Victoriano Huerta, who had seized the presidency of Mexico in a bloody coup d' etat, President Woodrow Wilson sent three Navy vessels to Vera Cruz under the command of Rear Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher. On the morning of April 21 nearly 1,500 American combat troops were put ashore, and that night another 1,500 reinforcements landed. By noon on April 22nd the American forces had taken control of the city. In the two day action Fletcher lost 17 men killed, 63 wounded. The Mexicans had nearly 800 dead or wounded. Seaman Lawrence Sinnett of the U.S.S. Florida was one of 55 men awarded the Medal of Honor for "extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz."
Though the United States occupied Vera Cruz for seven months following the initial landing, the men who landed at Vera Cruz on April 21 - 22 accomplished their mission in two days, and returned to their vessels within the same week.

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  1910-1915, S1c-0000, USS Florida (BB-30)

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 USS Florida (BB-30) Details

USS Florida (BB-30)
Florida Class Battleship: Displacement 21,825 Tons, Dimensions, 521' 6" (oa) x 88' 3" x 30' 1" (Max)Armament 10 x 12"/45 16 x 5"/51, 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 11 1/2" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 20.75 Knots, Crew 1001. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Naval Ship Yard, March 9, 1909. Launched May 12, 1910. Commissioned September 15, 1911. Decommissioned February 16, 1931. Stricken April 6, 1931. Fate:Sold 16 February 1931 and broken up for scrap.

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25 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Florida (BB-30)

Beasley, Harry C., PO1, (1906-1921) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Jarrett, Berrie Henry, PO1, (1911-1927) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Dickins, Curtis Hoyt, CAPT, (1898-1929) OFF 410X Commander
Wainwright Jr., Richard, CDR, (1903-1921) OFF 000X Lieutenant
Workman, Robert DuBois, RADM, (1905-1947) OFF 410X Lieutenant Junior Grade
McDonnell, Edward Orrick, VADM, (1908-1951) OFF 000X Ensign
Semple, Robert, LCDR, (1906-1943) CWO CWO Chief Gunner (CWO)
McCloy, John, LCDR, (1898-1942) CWO CWO Chief Boatswain (CWO)
Bishop, Charles Francis, CDR, (1906-1926) QM QM-0000 Quartermaster 2nd Class
Zuiderveld, William, LT, (1908-1945) HA HA-0000 Hospital Apprentice First Class
Walsh, James Aloysius, LT, (1913-1933) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Corpsmen, Hospital, HN, (1898-Present) HM HM-0000 Hospitalman Apprentice
Winslow, Cameron McRae, ADM, (1875-1919) Vice Admiral
Ward, Aaron, RADM, (1871-1913) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Blandy, William H.P., ADM, (1913-1950) Lieutenant
Elliott, Middleton Stuart, VADM, (1896-1942) Lieutenant
Fletcher, Frank Jack, ADM, (1906-1947) Lieutenant
Ainsworth, Walden Lee, VADM, (1910-1948) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Blandy, William H.P., ADM, (1913-1950) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Blandy, William Henry Purnel, ADM, (1913-1950) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Hewitt, Henry Kent, ADM, (1906-1949) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Wilkinson, Theodore Stark, VADM, (1905-1946) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Wilkinson, Theodore Stark, VADM, (1905-1946) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Blandy, William H.P., ADM, (1913-1950) Ensign
Blandy, William Henry Purnel, ADM, (1913-1950) Ensign
Riefkohl, Frederick Louis, RADM, (1911-1947) Ensign
Chandler, Theodore Edson, RADM, (1915-1945) OFF Ensign
Knapp, Harry Shepard, VADM, (1878-1920) Captain
Lowry, George Maus, RADM, (1911-1946) Ensign

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