HANSEN, H.

US Navy. Born in Sweden. First World War: Went down in the naval patrol boat “Tampa”, sunk 26 Sep 1918 in the Bristol Channel off the coast of England, victim of a German U-Boat. The “Tampa”, formerly the Coast Guard cutter “Miami”, was torpedoed while escorting a convoy. Ten officers and 102 enlisted men, most of them taken over from the Coast Guard service to man the “Tampa”, one British army officer and five civilian employes were on board. There were no survivors. Sources: (The New York Tribune, 4 Oct 1918, p 1)

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