The crew of the USS Oregon (Battleship No. 3) watch the fall of a shot at the Spanish armored cruiser Cristobal Colon during the Battle of Santiago de Cuba on Sunday 3 July 1898. The cruiser, the sole survivor of Admiral Pascual Cervera y Topetes Caribbean squadron after its attempted breakout from the port, was pursued for more than an hour before her captain turned toward shore and scuttled his ship. Just five weeks earlier, the Oregon had completed an epic 14,000 mile voyage around South America from San Francisco in 66 days to join the Atlantic units.

 
 

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