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Battle Of Manila
U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland
The Battle of Manila Bay, a crucial battle of the Spanish-American War, took place on May 1, 1898.
Bird's Eye View of the City of Annapolis, MD
U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland
As this illustration shows, Annapolis, MD, was a bustling seaport as the Civil War drew to a close. Brigadier General Ambrose Burnside's face appears...
Chapeau Of Lt. Charles Wilkes
U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland
Lt. Charles Wilkes led the famed U.S. Exploring Expedition around the world, America's first major surveying and scientific expedition. It is...
Naval Heroes Of The United States
U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland
This depiction of American naval heroes includes, among others, John Paul Jones (top).
Perry's "Don't Give Up The Ship" Flag
U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland
Originally made in 1813 to inspire American sailors going into battle, this historic flag and its motto have, for two hundred years, continued to...
The U.S.S. Columbus And Vincennes In Japan
U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland
In this lithograph, the U.S.S. Columbus and Vincennes are shown during the first unsuccessful American attempt to open Japan to foreigners. Commodore...
The Victory Of Lord Duncan Over The Dutch Fleet Off...
U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland
In 1797, British naval commander Adam Duncan headed off the revolutionary Dutch government's fleet near the coast of Camperdown. For his victory, he...
The Yankee Tar
U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland
"A Yankee ship and a Yankee crew, Ne'er striks to afoe while the sky is blue, Tally hi ho! you know! Or a tar's a loft and alow."
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