A special thanks to the following for all of their help and assistance.
Mr. Sanford Sternlicht.
Mr. Edward Neubauer.
Mr. Steve Hubbard.
Mr. Joe Bashlow.
GMC (SW) Ray Bales, USN.
Mr. Joe Baney, Portland Council of the Navy League.
Mr. Ron Waude.
Mr. Robert Lawrence.
Mr. Gary Kingzett.
Mr. Alex Blendl.
Mr. Jon Theisen.
Mr. George Fisher.
Mr. Roman Detyna.
The Oregon Maritime Center and Museum, Portland, Oregon.
Nautical Society of Oregon.
Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon.
The Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon.
The National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Eugene, Oregon.
United States Naval Reserve Recruiting Office, Portland, Oregon.
United States Library of Congress.
United States Naval Institute.
Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon.
San Diego State University, San Diego, California
Finally: To my family, friends, and colleagues who provided ideas and suggestions. Thanks.
Blow, Michael, "A Ship to Remember", New York, New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1992. An excellent history of the conflict with Spain and the USS Maine.
Clark, Charles E., "My Fifty Years in the Navy", Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1984. Autobiography of the Oregon's captain.
Cohen, Stan, "Images of the Spanish-American War", Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co.,1997. Excellent book covering all aspects of the Spanish-American War.
"Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905", London, England: Conway Maritime Press, 1979. Excellent listing of warships from all over the world from 1860 through 1905.
Gannon, Joseph C., "The USS Oregon and the Battle of Santiago", New York, New York: Comet Press, 1958. Written by an Oregon crewmember who was with the ship during the Battle of Santiago.
Hailey, Foster and Lancelot, Milton, "Clear for Action", New York, New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1964. A photographic history of modern naval combat from 1898-1964.
Naval History Department, Navy Department, " Dictionary of American Fighting Ships", Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1959. Short, but accurate operational history of the USS Oregon.
Newhart Max R., "American Battleships", Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co.,1995. An excellent listing of all American Battleships ever constructed.
Sternlicht, Sanford, "McKinley's Bulldog: The Battleship Oregon", Chicago, Illinois: Nelson-Hall, 1977. The definitive history of the USS Oregon.
Tichenor, Mary Walker, "The Battleship Oregon", Portland, Oregon: Hansen Printing Co. 1938. Excellent short history of the USS Oregon.
Webber, Bert, "Battleship Oregon......Bulldog of the Navy", Medford, Oregon: Webb Research Group, 1994. Excellent information concerning the history of the battleship.
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