Drawing of the Battle of Cienfuegos

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Title

Drawing of the Battle of Cienfuegos

Description

This item is a black-and-white drawing of the Battle of Cienfuegos, Cuba, which occurred during the Spanish-American War on May 11, 1898. The purpose of the mission was for United States ships to cut the underwater telegraph cables being used for communication throughout Cuba as well as with the Spanish command. The image shows boats from the USS Nashville (Gunboat # 7) and the USS Marblehead (Cruiser # 11) cutting the cables while under intense Spanish gunfire. The actual ships can be seen in the background returning fire (the Nashville on the right and the Marblehead on the left).

Subject

War
Naval warfare
Sailors
Campaigns & battles

Source

Beyer Walter F., Oscar Frederick Keydel, and Henry Martin Duffield, ed.  Deeds of Valor.  Vol. II.  Detroit:  Perrien-Keydel Co., 1907.

Publisher

Hingham Public Library
United States Naval Historical Center

Rights

No known copyright restrictions.

Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Extent

204 KB

Type

Drawings

Spatial Coverage

Cienfuegos (Cuba)

Temporal Coverage

1898 May 11

Citation

“Drawing of the Battle of Cienfuegos,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed November 23, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/250.