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Thomas Joseph "Sailor Tom" Sharkey
Birth: Nov. 26, 1873
Dundalk
County Louth, Ireland
Death: Apr. 17, 1953
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Professional Boxer. Born in Dundalk, Ireland, he ran away from home, went to sea as a cabin boy, landed in New York City and joined the US Navy in 1892. Noted as a tough standup brawler, he began his career as a professional fighter while on deployment in Hawaii and was nicknamed ‘Sailor' for a tattoo of a star and battleship on his chest. As a heavyweight contender from 1893 to 1904, he fought two championships titles and was credited with having won 40 fights, with 37 by knockout, 7 losses and 5 draws. He died in San Francisco, California, and is named to Ring Magazine's list of the 100 greatest punchers of all time. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section R, Site 454
GPS (lat/lon): 37.63679, -122.42689
 
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Record added: Sep 17, 1998
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Thomas Joseph Sailor Tom Sharkey
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