Boatswain’s Mate, USS Portsmouth, U.S. Navy. Awarded for action at the Washington Navy Yard.
February 07, 1882
Born in Ireland in 1848, Cramen joined the Navy from Massachusetts. He and another seaman, Henry C. Courtney, rescued a shipmate from drowning.
Citation: On board the USS Portsmouth, Washington Navy Yard, 7 February 1882. Jumping overboard from that vessel, Cramen rescued Charles Taliaferro, jack-of-the-dust, from drowning.