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The "Charge of the Oregon"

Charge of the Oregon

Above: "There goes Oregon rushing forward like a bulldog with a bone in her teeth" (referring to the foaming white bow wake). An American Naval Officer at the Battle of Santiago. A copy of an original painting by Warren Sheppard done in 1898 shortly after the War with Spain. The image depicts the USS Oregon speeding after the Cristobal Colon. The Oregon has just fired the right gun of her forward thirteen inch turret at the fleeing Spanish vessel. The American ship in the distance on the left of this image is presumably the USS Texas.

 

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