Above, the U.S.S. Petrel in action, 1898.
. Apprentice boys aboard the U.S.S. Olympia.
Above, the wreck of the Spanish cruiser Castilla.
. The U.S.S. Boston in action, 1898.
. The crew of the Spanish cruiser Reina Cristina in prayer before battle on April 24, 1898.
Above, the Spanish Fleet in the Suez Canal.
. Capt. Dennis Geary of the Calif. Heavy Artillery, in Cavite, Philippines.
Above, the U.S.S. Raleigh in action, 1898.
. U.S. Adm. George Dewey became a national hero after defeating Spanish forces and inflicting heavy casualities at Cavite during the Battle of Manila Bay on May 1, 1898.
. The wreck of the Spanish armed transport Cebu.
Naval History and Heritage Command’s Flickr page.
Above, old shellbacks Dave Ireland, Purdy, Tom Griffin, and John King.