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Admiral Dewey

Video footage: CIRCA 1890s - Navy sailors and a band march in the parade led by Admiral Dewey in New York, September 1899.
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Definition of the noun admiral dewey

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  1. a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War


The Admiral Dewey, also known as the Georgetown and today as the Helen McAllister, is a 113 feet tugboat built in 1900 at the Burlee Drydock in Port Richmond, New York. She was built with a 900 horsepower triple expansion compound steam engine which was replaced with a diesel engine after WWII. She towed coal barges to refuel ships in the harbor. In 1955, she was sold to a Charleston, South Carolina tugboat company. In the 1980s, the McAllister tugboat company of New York purchased the company and brought the renamed Helen McAllister back to New York harbor. She helped dock tall ships during Op Sail 1992.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Catch Phrases (2003)

by Eric Partridge

'With the help of God and a few Marines is a phrase that has been attributed to nearly every naval hero from John Paul Jones to Admiral Dewey, and it fits, It... somehow expresses the very spirit ...

Google previewThe World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1911)

Plerpont Morgan, Sir Michael Hicks- Beach, John Burroughs, essayist; Miss Braddon, Admiral Dewey, Bishop Tuttle, Rose Eytlnge, actress. 73. Ambassador Bryce, ex-Queen LUluokalanl, John Morley, ...

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Small photo of New York City, USA - February 1, 2009: Harbor tug Helen McAllister (formerly the Admiral Dewey and the Georgetown) moored at the South Street Seaport Historic DistrictSmall photo of Sailors aboard the USS OLYMPIA waltzing at tiffin (lunch time), 1899. The USS OLYMPIA was Admiral Dewey's flagship and is now a museum ship at the Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia. More...

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