Amel Bensel

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Amel Bensel

Birth
Germany
Death 21 Jul 1905 (aged 21)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot BM, 40
Memorial ID 3387346 · View Source
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He was born in Bromberg, Preussen in February 1884. The son of August Ferdinand & Matilda Johanna Meyer Benzel. His family immigrated to the United States in March 1890. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Fireman Second Class aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4). He was killed on July 21, 1905 at 21 when excessive steam pressure resulted in a boiler explosion and sprayed scolding steam through the ship's living compartment. He was one of 66 crew members killed in one of the Navy's worst peacetime disasters. (Source: Much Thanks to - Janet, Find-A-Grave, Researcher, Volunteer and Contributor.)


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  • Maintained by: Anonymous
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3387346
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amel Bensel (Feb 1884–21 Jul 1905), Find a Grave Memorial no. 3387346, citing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46970096) .