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Definition of the noun Admiral Dewey
What does Admiral Dewey mean as a name of something?
- 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.
- also known as ADMIRAL DEWEY , HELEN MCALLISTER
- part of New York City, New York
- official website: www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org/index1.aspx?BD=9005
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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 ...
by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson
14, 1899 Admiral Dewey ...
Acting Admiral Dewey, engaging the fleet of Spanish war vessels commanded by Admiral Montojo, in a few hours entirely destroyed the. fleet. The Spanish loss was 412 officers and men killed, while on the American side none wai killed and ...
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