Victor of Manila Bay: Commodore George Dewey: Admiral George Dewey, USN

Victor of Manila Bay: Commodore George Dewey: Admiral George Dewey, USN

Four-Cent Navy Stamp: William Sampson, George Dewey, and Winfield Scott Schley (1937)

Four-Cent Navy Stamp: William Sampson, George Dewey, and Winfield Scott Schley (1937)

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Five Fans  by Katsushika Hokusai  Woman with Guitar  Late Victorian Era, 1880-1895, hand painted on lace   Admiral George Dewey Fan  1898-18...

Five Fans by Katsushika Hokusai Woman with Guitar Late Victorian Era, 1880-1895, hand painted on lace Admiral George Dewey Fan 1898-18...

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Admiral George Dewey (1837-1917). Admiral of the Navy. The only person in U.S. history to have attained the rank. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

Admiral George Dewey (1837-1917). Admiral of the Navy. The only person in U.S. history to have attained the rank. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

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USS Olympia (C-6) - this protected cruiser was Admiral George Dewey's flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay. Aboard this ship he uttered the famous command "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," to Olympia's captain. Sadly, the ship is decaying at her wharf in Philadelphia for lack of funds. Current talk is that the ship will be towed away and scuttled at sea. A better fate would be to restore the ship and moor her in concrete like the Japanese have done with the contemporary…

USS Olympia (C-6) - this protected cruiser was Admiral George Dewey's flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay. Aboard this ship he uttered the famous command "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," to Olympia's captain. Sadly, the ship is decaying at her wharf in Philadelphia for lack of funds. Current talk is that the ship will be towed away and scuttled at sea. A better fate would be to restore the ship and moor her in concrete like the Japanese have done with the contemporary…

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