Monday, May 1, 2017

Anniversary Of The Battle Of Manila Bay

The U.S. Navy's Naval History and Heritage Command offers a piece on the Battle of Manila Bay, which took place on this date in 1898.

Commodore George Dewey achieved a crushing naval victory over the Spanish fleet in the waters west of the city of Manila in the Philippines on 1 May 1898 during the Spanish-American War (21 April to 13 August 1898). Although the operation had long been a part of the U.S. Navy's strategic plans in the event of a conflict with Spain, no one, even at the start of the war could foresee the impact Dewey's success would have on the future of the United States.

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