|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1858|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1908|
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
He was the first commander of the the USS Winslow, Torpedo Boat No. 5, which was launched on May 8, 1897 from the Columbian Iron Works in Baltimore, Maryland. The boat was commissioned December 29, 1897 at the Norfolk Navy Yard. After commissioning the Winslow reported to Newport, Rhode Island for drilling and torpedo launching. On January 20, 1898 the boat departed for Norfolk, Virginia. While at Norfolk word was received regarding the loss of the USS Maine. The Winslow steamed to Key West, Florida in case of increasing hostilities. After the declaration of war the Winslow was on patrol off the coast of Cuba. On May 11, 1898 she met the USS Wilmington and the USS Hudson on a mission to locate Spanish ships in Cardenas Harbor. In the action the Winslow was almost lost and six of her crew died, including Ensign Worth Bagley, the only United States Naval Officer killed during the conflict. Chief Gunner's Mate George P. Brady, who took command from Lieut. Bernadou due to his injuries, Chief Gunner's Mate Hans Johnsen and Chief Machinist Thomas C. Cooney were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The Story Of The Spanish-American War by W. Nephew King (New York, 1900), page 99
Lieut. John B. Bernadou was the surviving hero of the Battle of Cardenas.
The Washington Post October 5, 1908
Bernadou. On Friday, October 2, 1908 at the United States Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, Commander John B. Bernadou, United States Navy.
Funeral services from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Twenty-third Street, Washington, D.C., Monday, October 5 at 4:15PM. Interment in Arlington Cemetery.
Florence Whiting Bernadou (1861 - 1917)*
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 3, Site 2004.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Dec 14, 2009
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