Span AM PHOTO BATTLESHIP NEW YORK SAMPSON FLAGSHIP
Item #: CWB2835
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SV PHOTO- GOOD SHAPE- The NEW YORK served as the flagship of Admiral Sampson of the combined "North Atlantic Squadron" and "Flying Squadron", which joined to locate and destroy the Spanish naval force in the Caribbean. NEW YORK took part in the bombardment of San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 12, 1898. On the morning of July 3, 1898, the NEW YORK was taking Admiral Sampson to meet with Major General Rufus Shafter when Admiral Cervera's Spanish fleet attempted break out of Santiago harbor. When the action was spotted, the USS NEW YORK turned and steamed at full speed back toward the site of the battle. She arrived too take play a major part in the Battle of Santiago.
Shipping Weight: 0.75 lb