Battle of Manila Bay Admiral George Dewey

1898 · HK-280A

Year 1898
Metal Bronze
Weight
Diameter 35 mm
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Reference HK-280A

The Spanish–American war began after the U.S. Navy Battleship Maine was mysteriously sunk in Havana harbor, the result of an explosion. After Spain declared war on the U.S., Commodore George Dewey attacked and destroyed the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay, the war lasted less than four months. The following 1898 Treaty of Paris ceded ownership of Spanish territories, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippine Islands to the U.S.

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1890