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Pvt Benjamin Eugene Boston

Pvt Benjamin Eugene Boston

Birth
Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, USA
Death 3 Dec 1963 (aged 78)
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot USNH Plot 4 Row 10 Grave 23
Memorial ID 85183286 · View Source
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U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Benjamin E Boston
Name: Benjamin E Boston
Service Info.: PVT US MARINE CORPS
Birth Date: 12 Aug 1885
Death Date: 4 Dec 1963
Interment Date: 4 Dec 1963
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 4 Row 10 Site 23

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Benjamin E Boston
Name: Benjamin E Boston
Muster Date: Jan 1905
Enlistment Date: 25 Nov 1903
Rank: Private
Station: Uss Monadnock

The second USS Monadnock was an iron‑hulled, twin‑screw, double‑turreted monitor of the Amphitrite class in the United States Navy which saw service in the Spanish-American War.

Monadnock was laid down by Phineas Burgess at the Continental Iron Works, Vallejo, California, in 1874; launched 19 September 1883; completed at Mare Island Navy Yard; and commissioned there 20 February 1896, Captain George W. Sumner in command.

Service history

After fitting out Monadnock served as a unit of the Pacific Squadron along the west coast. During the next two years exercises and training cruises sent her along the Pacific coast from Puget Sound to the Baja California peninsula. After the outbreak of war with Spain, she was ordered to join George Dewey's fleet in the Philippines. She departed San Francisco, California on 23 June 1898, touched at Hawaii early in July, and reached Manila Bay on 16 August. She operated on blockade duty in the Manila-Marviles-Cavite area, with brief voyages to Hong Kong, until December 1899.

On 26 December, she sailed for Hong Kong and for the next five years, cruised the rivers of China, particularly the Yangtze, and along her coast to protect American interests. Between 27 January and 7 October 1901, she stood almost continuous duty at the mouth of the Yangtze protecting the foreign settlement at Shanghai, operating similarly on four other occasions: 6 December 1902 to 8 April 1903; 18 September 1903 to 10 March 1904; and 8 April 1904 to 28 November 1904.

On 3 February 1905 she returned to Cavite. Operating out of Olongapo, she remained in the Philippines, with two interruptions for brief visits to Hong Kong, until decommissioned at Cavite on 10 March 1909.

Recommissioned in reserve 20 April 1911, she resumed operations out of Olongapo, until placed in full commission 31 January 1912 at Cavite. For the next seven years she cruised with submarines, and towed targets. Decommissioning for the last time 24 March 1919, her name was struck from the Navy list on 2 February 1923, and her hull was sold, on the Asiatic Station, 24 August 1923.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958 about Benjamin E Boston
Name: Benjamin E Boston
Muster Date: Sep 1905
Enlistment Date: 25 Nov 1902
Rank: Private
Station: Co ''A'' 2nd Regt Marine Barracks, Cavite, PI

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958 about Benjamin E Boston
Name: Benjamin E Boston
Muster Date: Nov 1906
Enlistment Date: 25 Nov 1903
Rank: Private
Station: U S F S Rainbow

USS Rainbow (AS-7) is the only ship in the United States Navy by that name. The ship was originally converted to a distilling ship in 1898, and then converted again in 1917 to a submarine tender.

Rainbow was built in 1890 as the merchant ship Norse King by James Laing at Sunderland, England. She was purchased by the U.S. Navy on 29 June 1898, placed in reduced commission on 18 July, and transferred to the New York Navy Yard for fitting out for use as a distilling and station ship in the Philippines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Rainbow_%28AS-7%29

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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 19 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85183286
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Benjamin Eugene Boston (12 Aug 1885–3 Dec 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85183286, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .