Admiral George Dewey Trade Figure, 19th century.

Admiral George Dewey Trade Figure, 19th century.

Victor of Manila Bay: Commodore George Dewey

Victor of Manila Bay: Commodore George Dewey

Commodore George Dewey had a distinguished naval career and played a decisive role during the Spanish-American War.

George Dewey (December 26, 1837 – January 16, 1917) was an admiral of the United States Navy. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. He is also the only person in the history of the United States to have attained the rank of Admiral of the Navy, the most senior rank in the United States Navy.

George Dewey (December 26, 1837 – January 16, 1917) was an admiral of the United States Navy. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. He is also the only person in the history of the United States to have attained the rank of Admiral of the Navy, the most senior rank in the United States Navy.

Captain Charles Gridley's Coat & Cap: An Annapolis graduate, Captain Charles Gridley was commander of the USS Olympia, the flagship of Commodore George Dewey’s Asiatic Squadron at the Battle of Manila Bay. Dewey, in command of the overall squadron, was also aboard Olympia at the beginning of the battle.

Captain Charles Gridley's Coat & Cap: An Annapolis graduate, Captain Charles Gridley was commander of the USS Olympia, the flagship of Commodore George Dewey’s Asiatic Squadron at the Battle of Manila Bay. Dewey, in command of the overall squadron, was also aboard Olympia at the beginning of the battle.

WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2014) An undated photo shows USS Petrel, a 4th grade gunboat. In April 1898, Petrel became part of Adm. George Dewey's fleet in the campaign against Manila during the Spanish American War. Naval History and Heritage Command photo archives staff members are scanning a wooden box containing approximately 150 glass plate photographs depicting scenes from the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command/Released)

WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2014) An undated photo shows USS Petrel, a 4th grade gunboat. In April 1898, Petrel became part of Adm. George Dewey's fleet in the campaign against Manila during the Spanish American War. Naval History and Heritage Command photo archives staff members are scanning a wooden box containing approximately 150 glass plate photographs depicting scenes from the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command/Released)

Admiral George Dewey.    When Dewey was fifteen years old he went to the Norwich Military School. The school, better known as Norwich University, had been founded by Alden Partridge and aimed at giving cadets a well-rounded military education.        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dewey

Admiral George Dewey. When Dewey was fifteen years old he went to the Norwich Military School. The school, better known as Norwich University, had been founded by Alden Partridge and aimed at giving cadets a well-rounded military education. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dewey

Original 1898 EAPG Flint Glass "Admiral George Dewey" Commemorative Pitcher by WNYTradingCo on Etsy

Original 1898 EAPG Flint Glass "Admiral George Dewey" Commemorative Pitcher

Original 1898 EAPG Flint Glass "Admiral George Dewey" Commemorative Pitcher by WNYTradingCo on Etsy

Commodore George Dewey’s flagship USS Olympia, which has survived wars and the ravages of time, found a home in Philadelphia.

Commodore George Dewey’s flagship USS Olympia, which has survived wars and the ravages of time, found a home in Philadelphia.

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