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 saw "Admiral Dewey" coming up behind the man and growling softly, to back up his threats.
Algue and Padre Faura who saved Admiral Dewey's fleet from a storm as they sieged Manila at the turn of the 20th century.
Easily the most available antiquarian books you can find on the Philippines will have to do with that period, sporting triumphal titles such as the large two-volume Our Islands and Their People (1899), War in the Philippines and Life and Glorious Deeds of Admiral Dewey (1899), and Under MacArthur in Luzon or Last Battles in the Philippines (1901).
Since Admiral Dewey's navy subdued Admiral Montojo's naval fleet in Manila Bay, our foreign policy position has always been aligned with the Americans.
Some seem to have been draft letters or replies to the enemy, particularly Admiral Dewey, General Otis or General Anderson.
Today, we remember Admiral Dewey for his lifetime of service to our nation, and his courage and leadership in the Battle of Manila Bay, Scott said.
Admiral Dewey's attack on Manila in 1898 was not "the first battle ever fought by the United States outside the Western Hemisphere".
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.
(24.) Nathan Sargent, Admiral Dewey and the Manila Campaign (Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Foundation, 1947), p.
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.