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What defeated the Spanish in Manila Bay?

What defeated the Spanish in Manila Bay?

Battle of Manila Bay, (May 1, 1898), defeat of the Spanish Pacific fleet by the U.S. Navy, resulting in the fall of the Philippines and contributing to the final U.S. victory in the Spanish-American War.

What two countries fought the Spanish in Manila Bay?

On the 1st of May, the American squadron steamed into Manila Bay to engage with the Spanish. The Spanish, aware that they were hopelessly outgunned, made a desperate defense against the Americans….

Battle of Manila Bay
United States Spain
Commanders and leaders
George Dewey Patricio Montojo

Who was the winner of the Battle of Manila Bay?

“Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898”, painting by Fred S. Cozzens. The U.S. battle line turning while in action, with USS Olympia leading. Commemorative plate from the Spanish–American War era honoring George Dewey and his victory.

What was the name of the Spanish ships in the Battle of Manila?

Only Fort San Antonio Abad had guns with enough range to reach the American fleet, but Dewey never came within their range during the battle. The Spanish squadron consisted of seven ships: the cruisers Reina Cristina (flagship), Castilla, Don Juan de Austria, Don Antonio de Ulloa, Isla de Luzon, Isla de Cuba, and the gunboat Marques del Duero.

When did the Spanish surrender Manila to the Americans?

In August 1898, the Spanish governor-general covertly agreed with American commanders to surrender Manila to the Americans following a mock battle. On August 13, 1898, during the Battle of Manila (1898), Americans took control of the city.

How many Spanish troops were in Manila Bay?

There were 13,000 Spanish troops within the city fortifications, but, with Dewey’s fleet controlling the bay and with the beleaguering force of Americans and insurgents ashore, resistance was hopeless.