Baker, Benjamin, CPO

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary Designator/NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1905-1915, USS Constellation
Service Years
1885 - 1915

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Bill Baker, LCDR to remember Baker, Benjamin (MOH), CPO USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Dennisport, MA

Date of Passing
May 19, 1927
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
medal of honor image
Other Comments:
I have created this page to honor a distant relative, my Great Great Great Great Great Uncle Benjamin Franklin Baker.  He served in the USN, and was awarded the Navy Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS Nashville during the Spanish American War.  At the time of the event, he was a Coxswain, which is not an option to select in the NEC options, but he was last a Chief Master at Arms.  The Citation reads:

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 12 March 1862, Dennisport, Mass. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899. Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Baker set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action .
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1895-1905, COX-0000, USS Nashville (PG-7)
  1897-1897, USS Marion
  1897-1897, USS Marion
  1905-1915, USS Constellation
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Cienfuegos1
  1900-1902 China Relief Expedition
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