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Dewey and Other Naval Commanders (Large Print Edition)

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Published by BiblioBazaar .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Biography / Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages250
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11978864M
    ISBN 101434655601
    ISBN 109781434655608

    It would be the U. She cruised along the west coast as far north as Alaska and south to Callao, Peru, and made three cruises to the Hawaiian area. As may be supposed, this daring act caused alarm throughout England. None could surpass him in running, leaping, swimming and in boyish sports. Dewey requested command of the Asiatic Squadron, but the post had been all but assigned to Commodore John A.

    Naturally strong and rugged, accustomed to the ozone of the ocean and toned up by the variety of the service, even in times of peace, the monotony of a continual round of the same duties told upon him, and his physician advised him to apply for sea service. He was a deserter and had been [Pg 66] seen by his former comrades running from house to house and giving the alarm. They reflected the passions of their sections, and, being young and impulsive, there were hot words and fierce blows. The initial report was incorrect — only 15 rounds per gun had been fired. It will be admitted that Lieutenant Dewey had received his "baptism of fire. As might be supposed, George Dewey was prominent in these affrays, for it has been said of him that there was never a fight in his neighborhood without his getting into the thickest of it.

    Many other valiant exploits were performed and before long some of the more daring privateers boldly crossed the Atlantic and by their deeds threw the coast of Great Britain into consternation. In the month of October,Jones was promoted to the rank of captain and ordered to cruise between Boston and the Delaware. The Bonhomme Richard was old and in bad condition, but Jones told Benjamin Franklin in a letter that he meant to do something with her that would induce his Government to provide him with a better ship. After that he was assigned to shore duty at the U. He stopped at the mouth of the bay late the night of April 30, and the following morning he gave the order to attack at first light, saying the now famous words "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley.


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Dewey and Other Naval Commanders (Large Print Edition) by Edward Sylvester Ellis Download PDF Ebook

After the battle she was attached to the destroyer screen of USS Enterprise, but she arrived late to the Midway Islands, and missed the battle. At the time of the gentleman's appearance George was sitting astride of a big limb in a tree at the side of the road, his pockets bulging with stones, which he was hurling with unpleasant accuracy at every one who came within range.

He was universally trusted.

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She cruised in the Mediterraneanand the cadet officers visited the cities of the Old World accessible to them, often taking trips inland. Manassas then attacked Brooklyn and Hartford in the next division, and then turned back upriver.

A boat's crew deserted and spread the news of the arrival of the squadron off the English coast. This was the first battle in which Dewey distinguished himself.

Admiral Dewey and the Battle of Manila Bay, 1898

He was a member of the Metropolitan Clubthe leading social club of Washington. The impetuous official was certain that war with Spain was at hand, and that one of the most effective blows against that tyrannous power could be struck in the far East, where the group of islands known as the Philippines constituted her most princely possessions.

All the same, our brethren across the ocean are very willing to own Dewey and Other Naval Commanders book we fought them right well. Almost at the same time Great Britain issued her proclamation of neutrality, the terms of which compelled Dewey to leave the British port of Hong Kong within twenty-four hours.

If Dewey and Other Naval Commanders book book has page numbers, please include the page number; otherwise please include a significant text string to help us to locate the error. In this case the principal would have passed without trouble, and, to quote an ordinary expression, George Dewey would have been "left," had not the mother of the other boy interposed at the critical moment.

It was left to a future American government to turn control of the country to the Filipinos. When war Dewey and Other Naval Commanders book break out Aprilhe sailed from Hong Kong to the Philippines, and on the evening of April 30 his squadron entered Manila Baywhere the Spanish fleet was anchored near Cavite Island.

On 22 Julythe ship left Hampton Roads for Europe. She was then set afire in four places aft, and when the flames were well under way, so as to make her destruction certain, Captain Smith and his first lieutenant George Dewey left the ship, all the officers and crew having been landed before.

At this writing he is a popular preacher, who will always believe it was a most providential thing for our country that turned him aside from blocking the entrance of George Dewey to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Finding Subic Bay empty, and in defiance of the reports of mines in the channel, the Americans pressed on into Manila Bay and discovered the Spanish squadron near Cavite.

However, Long refused to promote Dewey to rear admiral, the rank held by his predecessor in the important command. Until his death in he was its president.

McKinley, under increasing political and public opinion pressure, sent Spain an ultimatum demanding that the Spanish withdraw from Cuba. Those swift sailing vessels and their daring crews sailed out of Salem, Cape Ann, Newburyport, Bristol and other seacoast towns, and they did not have to hunt long before they found the richest sort of prizes.

The Mississippi, upon which young Dewey was serving as a lieutenant, was under the command of Melanethon Smith. Anticipating war with Spain, he undertook an intensive study of the Spanish-owned Philippine Islands and prepared his fleet for battle.

Baltimore—Protected cruiser, 4, tons. Jones was denounced as a freebooter and pirate, and every effort was made to capture him. Guns, main battery, four 8-inch, six 6-inch, slow-fire; secondary battery, rapid-fire, four 6-pound, two 3-pound, two 1-pound, four 37 MM. In the colonial times the section was known as the "New Hampshire Grants," and was claimed by both New York and New Hampshire, but Vermont refused to acknowledge the authority of either, even after New York, insecured a decision in her favor from King George, and set vigorously to work to compel the settlers to pay a second time for their lands.

Of course, no matter how daring our cruisers, they did not always escape disaster. No stricter rules can be devised than those that prevail at the two institutions. The rebels had huge bonfires burning on both shores, and as the Pensacola came opposite the forts they opened their furious fire upon her.

He refused to obey Jones's signal to fall to the rear of the Bonhomme Richard and the Pallas for a time was equally disobedient. Of the more than guns near the city of Manila, only twelve were breech-loaders positioned to fire out to sea.George Dewey Rear Admiral George Dewey with his staff and ship’s officers aboard USS Olympia - USS Dewey (DDG 45): USS Dewey (DL / DLG / DDG), the ninth Farragut class destroyer, was laid down 10 Augustby Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.

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