The Relations of the United States and Spain: The Spanish-American War, Volume 1

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1911 - Spain
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Page 144 - Spanish merchant vessel which prior to April 21, 1898, shall have sailed from any foreign port bound for any port or place in the United States shall be permitted to enter such port or place and to discharge her cargo, and...
Page 157 - War has commenced between the United States and Spain. Proceed at once to Philippine Islands. Commence operations at once, particularly against the Spanish fleet. You must capture vessels or destroy. Use utmost endeavors.
Page 348 - If the enemy tries to escape, the ships must close and engage as soon as possible and endeavor to sink his vessels or force them to run ashore.
Page 158 - The North American people, constituted of all the social excrescences, have exhausted our patience and provoked war with their perfidious machinations, with their acts of treachery, with their outrages against the law of nations and international conventions.
Page 303 - Destination, Key West, via south side of Cuba and Yucatan Channel, as soon as collier is ready; speed nine knots.
Page 144 - Blockades in order to be binding must be effective. 4. Spanish merchant vessels in any ports or places within the United States shall be allowed till May 21, 1898, inclusive, for loading their cargoes and departing from such ports or places; and such Spanish merchant vessels, if met at sea by any United States...
Page 40 - We shall conquer on the sea, and I am now going to give you my reasons. The first of these is the remarkable discipline that prevails on our war ships; and the second, as soon as fire is opened, the crews of the American ships will commence to desert, since we all know that among them are people of all nationalities. Ship against ship, therefore, a failure is not to be feared.
Page 195 - Amidships several shells of smaller calibre went through the smokestack, and one of the large ones penetrated the fireroom. putting out of action one master gunner and twelve men serving the guns. Another rendered useless the starboard bow gun. While the fire astern increased, fire was started forward by another shell which went through the hull and exploded on the deck. '• The broadside guns being undamaged continued firing until there were only one gunner and one seaman remaining unhurt for firing...
Page 10 - Order the squadron except the Monocacy to Hong Kong. Keep full of coal. In the .event of declaration of war Spain, your duty will be to see that the Spanish Squadron does not leave the Asiatic coast, and then offensive operations in Philippine Islands.
Page 190 - Hughes was sent with a whaleboats' crew of seven men, this whaleboat being the only one on the ship which would float, and set fire to the Don Juan de Austria, Isla de Cuba, Isla de Luzon, General Lezo, and Marques del Duero.

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