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A Partial Roster of the crew

of the U.S.S. HELENA

During the Spanish American War

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The following is a partial roster of the Gunboat HELENA

The Roster:


Cdr. William Swinburne
Lt. Charles Laird
Lt. (j.g.) Joseph Oman
Lt. (j.g.) Edward Moale, Jr.
Ensign Cleveland Davis
Passed Assistant Surgeon Middleton S. Guest
Assistant Paymaster John H. Merriam
Chief Engineer Frank H. Eldridge
Passed Assistant Engineer Frank D. Terry

Enlisted men:

Billings, Albert S.
Stepanaik, Henry

Marine Guard:

Buckley, Howard M., Pvt.
Cunningham, Terence, Pvt.
Comiskey, Owen, Pvt.
Dwyer, John Pvt.
Ehlmann, William, Cpl.
Foster, William J., Pvt.
Kahnenfeld, Bruno, Pvt.
Katz, John J., Pvt.
Kiefer, Myron, Pvt.
Lacy, Leroy M., Pvt.
Lyons, Thomas, 1st Sgt.
Melvin, Joseph, Pvt.
Murphy, James, Cpl.
Naylor, James W., Pvt.
Smith, Michael, Pvt.
Schirmer, John E., Pvt.
Wedemeyer, William, Pvt.


Naval Register, July 1, 1898

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