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(without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... which divides Manila. Sixteen merchantmen were counted; no
steamers, no cruisers, lay off the city. Not many minutes later the
Spanish line was made out stretching to the eastward off Sangley
Point six miles away], in front of the white buildings of the
arsenal." 1 The Olympia turned to the right, followed "at distance"
(four hundred yards between each ship) by the Baltimore, Raleigh,
Petrel, Concord, and Boston in the order named. The column stood to
the southward, parallel to the shore, the 1 It is six and a half
nautical miles from the mouth of the river Pasig, which runs
through the middle of Manila, to Sangley Point. Olympia having the
Spanish squadron well on the starboard bow. Fire had been opened by
the guns of the Manila batteries, which was returned by the
Concord, but the range of the Spanish guns, which continued their
aimless cannonade through the coming action, was not sufficient to
do harm. The squadron continued south. "No attempt," says Calkins,
"was made to count the enemy's force, or to identify individual
vessels. Our own line was miscounted, and the Helena was added to
the list in the report of the Spanish admiral. There was no
occasion for close comparisons; general information served to
convince us that our six cruisers couhi defeat all fhf sfiMfila
that DEGREESppi" ha, d in the Pbilippines, especially if they chose
to lie massed and motionless within easy range of open waters deep
enough -for-safe navigation. There were seven of them in line, as
it turned out; two of them, the Castilla and Don Antonio de Ulloa,
were moored with springs on their cables. The others steamed about
in an aimless fashion, often masking their comrades' fire,
occasionally dodging back to the shelter of the arsenal, and now
and then making isolated and ineffectual rushe...
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