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Online Library of Selected Images
EVENTS--Spanish-American War--
Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898 --
Additional Views of the Battle.

The dramatic outcome of the Battle of Manila Bay inspired a wide variety of artistic impressions of the action, some of them quite inventive. Several of these artworks are presented on this page, supplementing those posted on the Battle of Manila Bay Introductory Page.

If higher resolution reproductions than these digital images are desired, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

In all cases, clicking on the small photograph will prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: NH 79927-KN (Color)

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


USS Olympia opens fire at the start of the action. Colored print, after an artwork by Robert Hopkin, published in Deeds of Valor, Vol. II, p.68, by the Perrien-Keydel Co., Detroit, Michigan, 1907.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 82,074 bytes; 740 x 490 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 85768-KN (Color)

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Painting by Fred S. Cozzens, depicting the U.S. battle line turning while in action, with USS Olympia leading.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, donation of Mrs. F. Parotto.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 64,421 bytes; 900 x 530 pixels

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Photo #: NH 78266

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


A rather fanciful impression of the action, depicting USS Olympia, at left, and the Spanish cruiser Reina Cristina, at right, engaged in a gunnery duel. The original, from an artwork by F. Fetherstone, 1898, was printed on a stereograph card.

Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(MSC), 1973.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 88,714 bytes; 590 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: USN 902596

"The Battle of Manila", 1 May 1898


Print after a painting by Marshall Johnson, circa 1898, depicting USS Olympia in the center.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 106,086 bytes; 740 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: NR&L(O) 18227

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Photograph of a contemporary artwork, depicting USS Concord in action during the Battle.

Courtesy of Mr. L.Y. Spear, Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT, 1948.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 60,352 bytes; 740 x 580 pixels

 
Photo #: NR&L(O) 18226

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Photograph of a contemporary artwork, depicting USS Petrel in action during the Battle.

Courtesy of Mr. L.Y. Spear, Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT, 1948.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 61,642 bytes; 740 x 580 pixels

 
Photo #: NR&L(O) 18224

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Photograph of a contemporary artwork, depicting the Spanish fleet in action during the Battle. The Spanish flagship Reina Cristina is at left. Cavite is at right.

Courtesy of Mr. L.Y. Spear, Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT, 1948.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 69,344 bytes; 740 x 590 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 1256

"The battle of Manila", 1 May 1898


Contemporary halftone print after an artwork by W.G. Wood, originally reproducted by courtesy of F.A. Munsey. It depicts the Spanish ships at left (l-r): Isla de Cuba, Isla de Luzon and Reina Cristina. The Cavite batteries are in the center distance. At right are (l-r): USS Boston, USS Baltimore, USS Raleigh, USS Olympia and USS Concord.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 58,208 bytes; 740 x 445 pixels

 
Photo #: NR&L(O) 21068

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Drawing by Alfonso Sanz, 1898, depicting the Spanish fleet under fire during the Battle.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral Montgomery M. Taylor, USN.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 59,388 bytes; 740 x 410 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 79948

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Halftone reproduction of an artwork by E.T. Smith, 1901, depicting a boat party from USS Petrel setting fire to Spanish gunboats near the battle's end. The party was under the direction of Chief Carpenter's Mate Franz A. Itrich, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for this operation. Copied from Deeds of Valor, Vol.II, page 354, published by the Perrien-Keydel Co., Detroit, Michigan, 1907.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 94,444 bytes; 740 x 595 pixels

 

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19 April 1998