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Thomas Hoban
Born (1872-09-11)September 11, 1872
Place of birth New York City, New York
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Coxswain
Unit U.S.S. Nashville
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Thomas Hoban (born September 11, 1872) was a coxswain serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Hoban was born September 11, 1872 in New York City, New York and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as a coxswain.[1]

On May 11, 1898 the Nashville was given the task of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba. During the operation and facing heavy enemy fire, Hoban continued to perform his duties throughout this action.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 11 September 1872, New York, N.Y.. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.


On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Hoban displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hoban, Thomas". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 

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