Admiral Dewey


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Noun1.Admiral Dewey - a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American WarAdmiral Dewey - a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
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The speaker sank into one of the big armchairs, and Admiral Dewey crouched beneath it; he did not snarl again, but he never took his eyes off Jurgis.
He carried with him autographs of Thomas Edison, Luther Burbank, Admiral Dewey and several presidents.
Most famously, he telegraphed Admiral Dewey to steam to the Asiatic coast and begin "offensive operations in the Philippine Islands" in the event of war.
Roosevelt demanded that the Germans accept arbitration on the issue, and when the Kaiser ignored the demand, Roosevelt gathered the squadrons along the Atlantic into a single fleet under the command of Admiral Dewey and had them run exercises in the Caribbean.
1899: Courthouse dedicated on May 1, Admiral Dewey Day, to commemorate Spanish-American War victory.