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Charles Ausburne

Born: Jul 26, 1889

Death: Oct 17, 1917

Birthplace: New Orleans

Nationality: United States

Charles Ausburne

Date of Birth : Jul 26, 1889
Date of Death : Oct 17, 1917
Birth Place : New Orleans

Charles Lawrence Ausburne enlisted in the United States Navy February 25, 1908. As an Electrician First Class, Ausburne manned the emergency wireless station in the Army transport Antilles, and following the ship's fatal torpedoing October 17, 1917 by U-105, stood to his duty until the ship sank beneath him. His gallantry was recognized in the posthumous award of the Navy Cross. Two ships of the U.S. Navy have been named in his honor. Since other family members spelled their name as Ausburn, the first ship was named USS Charles Ausburn . It was later found that he himself spelled his surname as Ausburne, and the second ship was named USS Charles Ausburne .

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