Behne, Frederick, CWT

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1904-1906, F1c-0000, USS Iowa (BB-4)
Service Years
1900 - 1918
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Home State
New Jersey
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Chief Behne died of pneumonia on February 11, 1918 while serving at a naval base in Brest, France, and was initially buried there. He was re-buried two years later at Hackensack Cemetery in New Jersey.

Date of Passing
Feb 11, 1918
Location of Interment
Hackensack Cemetery - Hackensack, New Jersey
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MOH Citation:

"On board the U.S.S. Iowa, 25 January 1905. Following the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D of that vessel, Behne displayed extraordinary heroism in the resulting action."

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  1904-1906, F1c-0000, USS Iowa (BB-4)

Fireman 1st Class

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 USS Iowa (BB-4) Details

USS Iowa (BB-4)
Iowa Class Battleship; Displacement 11,410 Tons, Dimensions, 362' 5" (oa) x 72' 3" x 26' 10" (Max), Armament 4 x 12"/35 8 x 8"/35, 6 x 4"/40 4 x 14"tt, Armor, 14" Belt, 17" Turrets, 3" Decks, 10 " Conning Tower. Machinery, 11,000 IHP; 2 vertical, triple expansion engines, 2 screws, Speed, 16 Knots, Crew 486. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia, on August 5 1893; Launched March 28, 1896, Commissioned June 16, 1897, Decommissioned June 30 1903, Recommissioned December 23, 1903, Decommissioned July 23, 1908, Recommissioned May 2, 1910, Decommissioned May 23, 1914, Recommissioned April 23, 1917, Decommissioned March 31, 1919, Stricken March 27, 1923. Reclassified IX-6, July 21, 1921 and used as Radio Controlled Target Ship. Fate: Sunk as target by Mississippi (BB-41), in the Gulf of Panama, March 23 1923.

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2019
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9 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Iowa (BB-4)

Johannessen, Johannes J., CPO, (1890-1910) WT WT-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Behnke, Heinrich, CPO, (1902-1925) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Evans, Robley Dunglison, RADM, (1863-1908) Captain
Williams, Clarence Stewart, ADM, (1884-1927) Commander
Benson, William, ADM, (1873-1919) Lieutenant Commander
Williams, Clarence Stewart, ADM, (1884-1927) Lieutenant Commander
Monssen, Mons, LT, (1889-1925) Warrant Officer
Floyd, Edward, PO1, (1868-1908) Petty Officer Second Class
Spruance, Raymond, ADM, (1906-1948) Midshipman
TOWNSEND, Lloyd, CDR, (1906-1926) 00 Midshipman

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