Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Birth: Plybin, France. Entered
Service at: Brest, France. G.O. No.: 180, 10 October 1872.
On board the U.S.S. Plymouth, Hamburg Harbor, 3 July 1871. Jumping overboard at the
imminent risk of his life, Tobin, with a comrade, rescued from drowning one of a party who
was thrown from a shore boat into a 4-knot running tide while the boat was coming
alongside the ship.