The Tinneny Family History Site

Daniel Tinneny

United States Navy

Photo from US Navy Cruise Book 1962 - USS Boston CSG 1

When he was17 years old Danny left the family home in East Brooklyn, New York and joined the United States Navy for a four-year enlistment.   

He was assigned aboard the USS Boston (CSG1), which was the flagship that headed the effort to locate a hydrogen bomb that had been accidentally dropped from an Air Force bomber in the ocean off the coast of Palomaris, Spain.  Dan's job in this effort was to take water samples every couple of hours around the clock to see if there was  evidence of nuclear traces in the water.  For more about the hydrogen bomb accident see: .  

He was also on an earlier cruise aboard the USS Boston, which is documented in the USS Boston (CAG 1) Mediterranean Cruise Book 1964.   It includes a chronology with details and many photographs of the ships crew (including a photo of Danny), life aboard the ship, photos taken in the ports they visited and many other details documenting the cruise.  

Danny was the son of Philip and Mary Sullivan Tinneny who immigrated from Ireland to New York where they raised their family. His paternal grandparents were Robert and Elizabeth Murphy Tinneny of Killahurk, County Leitrem, Ireland.


Updated September 13, 2021
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