April 17th, 1918 – USS Stewart (DD 13) is on escort duty in Quiberon Bay, France when nearby the…

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April 17th, 1918 – USS Stewart (DD 13) is on escort duty in Quiberon Bay, France when nearby the American steamship Florence H suffers an internal explosion. Ships Cook Third Class Jesse W. Covington and Quartermaster Frank M. Upton dive overboard to save an exhausted survivor surrounded by exploding power boxes. For their actions, both sailors receive the Medal of Honor.
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