What happened in Manila Bay?
At Manila Bay in the Philippines, the U.S. Asiatic Squadron destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the Spanish-American War. Nearly 400 Spanish sailors were killed and 10 Spanish warships wrecked or captured at the cost of only six Americans wounded.
Where is Admiral Dewey’s flagship now?
Today, Olympia that was once Admiral Dewey’s Flagship, can now be toured at Penn’s Landing, as part of Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.
How many American sailors were killed in the Battle of Manila Bay?
In the initial naval engagement, the Spanish lost 167 killed and 214 wounded, out of a total of 1,875. The Americans had 7 slightly wounded out of 1,748 men in action. The total loss of the Americans during the whole Manila campaign was 20 killed and 105 wounded.
Why did the United States pay 20 million dollars to Spain for the purchase of the Philippines?
Spanish commissioners argued that Manila had surrendered after the armistice and therefore the Philippines could not be demanded as a war conquest, but they eventually yielded because they had no other choice, and the U.S. ultimately paid Spain 20 million dollars for possession of the Philippines.
What American became a hero or very popular after the Battle for Manila Bay?
News of the victory in the Battle of Manila Bay reached President McKinley on May 7 and soon Dewey became a national hero.