Wednesday, February 10, 2010
John P. Chidwick, Chaplain on U.S.S. Maine, February 15th, 1898.
Father John P. Chidwick was the Chaplain who served on the U.S.S. Maine. He was on the ship on February 15th, 1898 and gave aid and comfort to the dead and injured (and refused numerous order's to abandon the ship, because he would not leave before the injured). He also conducted the Funeral in Havana, for the U.S.S. Maine dead. // Father John Chadwick died in New York City, on January 13th, 1935.