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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Manila Bay
The city of Manila is on the eastern shore of the bay, and on the southeast...
Manila Bay, Battle of (1 May 1898) Naval engagement during the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR in the Philippines, in which a US fleet under George DEWEY sank a Spanish fleet at dawn without losing a man. Dewey's objective had been to paralyse the Spanish fleet at the outset of the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR of...
Manila Bay is a large inlet on the western coast of Luzon, nearly twenty miles wide and twenty miles deep.
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 George Dewey
Thus prepared for battle, Dewey launched his attack, through mined waters and firing shore batteries, on Admiral Patricio Montojo's slow, outmoded, under-supplied Spanish squadron at Cavite in Manila Bay.
His troops occupied the bay and Manila itself alone until General Wesley Merritt's soldiers arrived in August.
News of the victory in the Battle of Manila Bay reached President McKinley on May 7 and soon Dewey became a national hero.
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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Manila
Manila Capital of the Philippines, on Manila Bay, sw Luzon island.
The city of Manila is on the eastern shore of the bay, and on the southeast...
Manila Bay, Battle of (1 May 1898) Naval engagement during the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR in the Philippines, in which a US fleet under George DEWEY sank a Spanish fleet at dawn without losing a man. Dewey's objective had been to paralyse the Spanish fleet at the outset of the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR of...
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 Battle of Manila Bay
The Battle of Manila Bay took place on 1 May 1898 during the Spanish-American War.
The engagement took place in Manila Bay, the Philippines, and was the first major engagement of the Spanish-American War.
His intent seems to have been to preserve the families of the Spanish sailors in Manila from bombardment, and to allow survivors of his fleet to swim to safety.
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 Manila. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Manila is the center of the country’s largest metropolitan area, its chief port, and the focus of all governmental, commercial, industrial, and cultural activities.
In addition to its extensive and superb port facilities, Manila has a major international airport and is the terminus of the island’s railroads and highways.
Manila is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Asia.
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 The Battle Of Manila Bay - Opening Volley of the Spanish American War
Arriving at Luzon eighty miles north of Manila Bay, Dewey dispatched his warships Boston and Concord to reconnoiter the smaller bays and inlets as the remaining seven vessels slowly continued southward towards Manila Bay.
Entrance to the bay is only achieved through a narrow passageway less than ten miles across, and broken up by the tadpole shaped fortress island of Corregidor, and the smaller islands of Caballo and El Fraile.
During the lull in the battle of Manila Bay, the captains of the ships of the US Navy took stock of their own damages, then made their reports to Dewey on the Olympia.
www.homeofheroes.com /wallofhonor/spanish_am/03_manila.html   (3962 words)

  
 Manila Bay. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The city of Manila is on the eastern shore of the bay, and on the southeast is the city of Cavite, and a historic naval base.
The entrance to Manila Bay (c.11 mi/18 km wide) is divided by the island of Corregidor into two channels; the northern channel, between Corregidor and Bataan peninsula, is only c.2 mi (3.2 km) wide.
The Manila Bay area was the focus, during the early phase of World War II, of a desperate attempt to save the Philippines from Japanese conquest (see Bataan; Corregidor).
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 Science Fair Projects - Battle of Manila Bay
A Spanish attempt to attack Dewey with Camara's Flying Relief Column came to naught, and the naval war in the Philippines devolved into a series of torpedo boat hit-and-run attacks for the rest of the campaign.
In recognition of George Dewey's leadership during the Battle of Manila Bay, a special medal known as the Dewey Medal was presented to the officers and sailors under Admiral Dewey's command.
Dewey himself would later be honored with promotion to the special rank of Admiral of the Navy; a rank that no one has held before or since in the United States Navy.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Battle_of_Manila_Bay   (561 words)

  
 Manila Bay — FactMonster.com
Manila Bay, nearly landlocked inlet of the South China Sea, SW Luzon, the Philippines.
The city of Manila is on the eastern shore of the bay, and on the southeast is the city of Cavite, and a historic naval base.
The entrance to Manila Bay (c.11 mi/18 km wide) is divided by the island of Corregidor into two channels; the northern channel, between Corregidor and Bataan peninsula, is only c.2 mi (3.2 km) wide.
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 Account of the Battle of Manila Bay
In addition it was reported that the channels leading into Manila Bay, the Boca Chica and the Boca Grande, were mined, and that batteries were mounted on Cor regidor Island in the midchannel, and on the mainland north and south of the entrance.
The crews were called to battle quarters and silently fell in at their stations, and turning to starboard the squadron steamed along in front of Manila.
A steamer was sighted standing up the bay from the Boca Chica and the "Baltimore" was sent to intercept her, but she proved to be the English mail steamer "Esmeralda", and the flagship signaled "Engage shore batteries "Baltimore" leading." The "Baltimore" then turned and stood in toward Cavite.
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 Chicago Indymedia: The Battle of Ciudad Universitaria
The battle for control of the Reforma Agraria would last several hours and become one of the most intense conflicts in the struggle to prevent the federal police incursion into the university.
Battles raged across Avenida Universidad as university students waged war from behind the walls of the university as well.
While the front lines ferociously battling police were made up mostly of Oaxacan youth, there were large numbers of older adults and many women among the ranks of the rebels.
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 Manila Bay
It was later noted in the American press as an example of the nonchalance the Americans exhibited in the battle by stopping in the middle for a bite to eat, while still within range of the enemy's guns in their fortifications.
Chief Engineer Randall of the HUGH McCULLOCH had passed away from a heart attack as the squadron entered Manila Bay, but may be considered a casualty of the battle also, since his conditon may have been the result of the tension of the moment and the heat of the engine rooms.
The stress of the battle and the excessive heat in his battle station in the OLYMPIA's conning tower (an armored steel cylinder with a slit in it to view the action outside) were too much for him.
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 Events of the War
The recent battle of February 5th was somewhat of a revelation to Americans.
In June of 1899, Otis began boasting to the press of the upcoming “final battle” against the Filipinos.
Waller had ordered the killing of civilians and the execution of prisoners, but was certainly less a criminal than Smith, from whom he had received his orders.
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The American squadron moved to Mirs Bay on the Chinese coast thirty miles east of Hong Kong to await a circulating pump for the Raleigh and the arrival of Williams.
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.
By the time American forces were prepared to assault Manila in August, the potential problems of cooperating with the rebels became apparent to Dewey and Merritt.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq84-1.htm   (1648 words)

  
 The Battle of Manila Bay
When we saw that there were only merchantmen at the Manila anchorage, the squadron, led by the flag-ship, gradually changed its course, swinging around on the arc of a large circle leading toward the city and making a kind of countermarch, as it were, until headed in the direction of Cavite.
The Spanish line of battle was formed by the Reina Cristina (flag), Castilla, Don Juan de Austria, Don Antonio de Ulloa, Isla de Luzon, Isla de Cuba, and Marques del Duero.
There had been such a heavy flight of shells over us that each captain, when he arrived, was convinced that no other ship had had such good luck as his own in being missed by the enemy's fire, and expected the others to have both casualties and damages to their ships to report.
www.wtj.com /archives/dewey2.htm   (1950 words)

  
 Rubbish at the Bay
Manila, PHILIPPINES — The plastic waste survey and documentation undertaken today by Greenpeace and Eco-Waste Coalition highlights the urgency of implementing waste management laws on land, particularly those concerning plastics such as disposable (single-use) packaging which is expected to be the main plastic culprit in Manila Bay.
Once upon a time, it was the site upon which the historical Battle of Manila Bay in 1898 and the siege of Corregidor Island by invading Japanese forces took place.
Manila Bay is considered one of the most polluted bays in Asia, and plastics comprise most of the floating litter on its surface.
www.greenpeace.org /seasia/en/news/rubbis-at-the-bay   (218 words)

  
 The Manila Times Internet Edition | TOP STORIES > What ifs in Philippine history
The Philippines would have been a German colony had a second battle of Manila Bay taken place in 1898.
The Germans violated Dewey’s blockade of Manila by supplying flour to the trapped Spaniards and Spanish ladies and residents were treated aboard the German vessels.
Von Diederichs himself landed at Manila and occupied one of the quarters of the Spanish officers.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2006/sept/21/yehey/top_stories/20060921top9.html   (344 words)

  
 George Dewey Summary
American naval officer George Dewey (1837-1917) was the celebrated victor of the Battle of Manila Bay in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.
He arrived 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, by saying the now famous words "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley".
News of the victory in the Battle of Manila Bay made Dewey a great hero in the United States, and Dewey was promoted to Rear Admiral.
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 Battle of Manila Bay - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Manila Bay took place on May 1, 1898 during the Spanish-American War.
On 1st May, George Dewey aboard USS Olympia[?] and leading a small squadron of warships entered Manila Bay.
With the now famous "You may fire when ready, Gridley.." Olympia's captain was instructed to begin the barrage that resulted in the destruction of Spain's fleet.
www.glasglow.com /E2/ba/Battle_of_Manila_Bay.html   (313 words)

  
 The Battle of Manila Bay :: The Patriot Files :: Dedicated to the preservation of military history   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When we saw that there were only merchantmen at the Manila anchorage, the squadron, led by the flag-ship, gradually changed its course, swinging around on the arc of a large circle leading toward the city and making a kind of countermarch, as it were, until headed in the direction of Cavite.
The other vessels reserved their fire, having in mind my caution that, in the absence of a full supply of ammunition, the amount we had was too precious to be wasted when we were seven thousand miles from our base.
There had been such a heavy flight of shells over us that each captain, when he arrived, was convinced that no other ship had had such good luck as his own in being missed by the enemy's fire, and expected the others to have both casualties and damages to their ships to report.
www.patriotfiles.com /article.php?sid=427   (2042 words)

  
 The Fighting Doctor | Articles | Newspaper article | Business article | Health article | Free article | News article | ...
After those two ships found the Bay empty, the whole fleet anchored there; Carpenter had expected the fleet to stay the night, but a council of war among the fleet commanders decided not to wait for dawn.
Even though the crew knew a more fierce battle with the Spanish fleet was coming, one would not have known it by observing their behavior, writes Carpenter.
Manila instead erected the white flag of peace, [40] and promised not to attack unless the Americans fired first, so the Americans anchored nearby, amongst a fleet of sailing vessels.
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 Avalanche Press
Stunned, he made the worst of a bad situation by steaming back to Manila Bay (from whence he had just left) and positioning his ships in shallow water so his crews would have the best chance of survival when the ships sank.
Accounts of the battle indicate that the modern 9.4-inch guns in and around Manila opened up on Dewey's squadron as they entered the bay, but only scored a near miss on the USS Baltimore.
The shaded setup hexes in the southwest portion of the battle board are the only hexes by which ships may enter or exit the battle.
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 The Fighting Doctor | Articles | Newspaper article | Business article | Health article | Free article | News article | ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Even though the crew knew a more fierce battle with the Spanish fleet was coming, one would not have known it by observing their behavior, writes Carpenter.
Manila instead erected the white flag of peace, [40] and promised not to attack unless the Americans fired first, so the Americans anchored nearby, amongst a fleet of sailing vessels.
The Battle of Manila Bay was over, and the Americans had won.
articlepsychology.com /Default.aspx/News/The-Fighting-Doctor/4403   (2814 words)

  
 Military.com Content
The mustachio'ed admiral gave his orders quietly but firmly: "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley." With those famous words began the May 1, 1898, Battle of Manila, the "bloodless" conflict that would establish the United States as the world's preeminent naval power.
The Spanish-American War in which this battle took place began during a time of transition for the United States in general and its Navy in particular.
Dewey (second from right) on the bridge of USS Olympia during the battle of Manila Bay, with (from left) apprentice signal boy Samuel Ferguson, Marine orderly John A. McDougall and Chief Yeoman Merrick W. Creagh.
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 A Brief History of Sangley Point
However, Spanish naval authorities had determined that their position there was undefendable and had moved the fleet to Manila Bay.
The secondary batteries of the flagship and Baltimore turned upon her a hail of shell, under which she stood on for awhile with plucky persistence, but finally fled toward Sangley Point, where she was beached and abandoned under the guns of the fort.
She was afterward claimed by the owner of the marine railway at Cañacao, a Britisher, who said she was only going to market at Manila, but as this man's Spanish sympathies and interests were strong, it seems quite probable that she had been impressed by the enemy as a torpedo-boat.
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 Results of Battle of Manila Bay
The practical results of the combat at Manila were stated in a letter by Mr.
The result is that we ran by their magnificent guns guarding the entrance to Manila Bay, and were out of range inside before the Spaniards knew it.
The forces were to consist of 4,000 regulars and 16,000 volunteer troops, to be accompanied by the cruiser Charleston, and the monitors Monterey and Monadnock.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Great_Republic_By_the_Master_Historians_Vol_IV/spanisham_bc.html   (893 words)

  
 Battle of Santiago Bay (1898)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
'Battle of Santiago Bay' purports to depict an actual incident in the Spanish-American War: a sea battle off the coast of Cuba.
However, the entire film (made several weeks after the battle) is so blatantly faked that by modern standards it is downright laughable.
The water in the 'bay' is slopping back and forth like water in a bucket, with no whitecaps or tidal patterns.
imdb.com /rg/title-lhs/title-prev/title/tt0000173   (413 words)

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