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THE SINKING OF THE "MERRIMAC".

Hobson, Richmond Pearson.

Published by The Century Co.:, 1899
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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306 pages, illustrated. A personnal narrative of the adventure in the harbor of Santiago De Cuba, June 3, 1898. "The USS Merrimac was a United States Navy collier during the Spanish-American War. Merrimac, a steamship, was built by Swan & Hunter shipyard as SS Solveig in Wallsend, England, in November 1894. She was purchased by the US Navy in April 1898. Rear Admiral William T. Sampson ordered her to be sunk as a blockship at the entrance of Santiago Harbor, Cuba, in an attempt to trap the Spanish fleet in the harbor. On the night of 2-3 June 1898, eight volunteers attempted to execute this mission, but Merrimac's steering gear was disabled by the fire of Spanish land-based howitzers. The American steamer was later sunk by the combined gunfire and the torpedoes of the protected cruiser Vizcaya, the unprotected cruiser Reina Mercedes, and the destroyer Pluton without obstructing the harbor entrance. Her crewmen were rescued by the Spanish and made prisoners-of-war. After the Battle of Santiago de Cuba destroyed the Spanish fleet a month later, the men were released. All eight were awarded Medals of Honor for their part in the mission. and of the subsequent imprisonment of the survivors." VERY GOOD HARDCOVER, blue decorative covers, lettering is bright on the spine and cover. A nice clean tight copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027320

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Title: THE SINKING OF THE "MERRIMAC".

Publisher: The Century Co.:

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket Present

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