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First Name: Friend

Last Name: Jenkins

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 26 June 1865

Date of Death: 15 February 1898

Rank or Rate: Lieutenant

Years Served:
Friend W. Jenkins

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Friend W. Jenkins
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Friend W. Jenkins was born on 26 June 1865 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jenkins was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and one of two officers killed in the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana harbor on 15 February 1898. He drowned when he was unable to reach an escape hatch as the vessel quickly sank.

His remains were returned to his native Pittsburgh, where they lay in state at City Hall.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Friend W. Jenkins died on 15 February 1898 in Cuba. He is buried at Union Dale Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA.

Honoree ID: 2678   Created by: MHOH




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