Dewey Monument

Dewey Monument (HM9S8)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94108 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.276', W 122° 24.451'

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(Panel 1)On the night of April Thirtieth 1898 Commodore Deweys squadron entered Manila Bay and undaunted by the danger of submerged explosives reached Manila at dawn of May First 1898 · Attacked and destroyed the Spanish fleet of ten war ships · Reduced the forts and held the city in subjection until the arrival of troops from America

(Panel 2)Erected by the citizens of San Francisco to commemorate the victory of the American Navy under Commodore George Dewey at Manila Bay May First MDCCCXCVIII · On May Twenty Third MCMI the ground for this monument was broken by President William McKinley

(Panel 3)Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Commodore George Dewey April 24 1898 · Was has commenced between the United States and Spain · Proceed at once to the Philippine Islands and capture or destroy the Spanish fleet

(Panel 4) American Squadron Manila Bay · Olympia Flagship · Baltimore · Raleigh · Boston · Concord · Petrel · McColloch · On May fourteenth MCMIII this monument was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt

(Panel 5, below Panel 4)Erected 1901 · Newton J. Tharp Architect · Robert Aitken Sculptor · Replaced 1942 following construction of the underground garage · Timothy L. Pflueger Architect
HM NumberHM9S8
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed1901
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 9:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 552168 N 4182451
Decimal Degrees37.78793333, -122.40751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.276', W 122° 24.451'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 16.56" N, 122° 24' 27.06" W
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Area Code(s)415, 925, 650, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 Post St, San Francisco CA 94108, US
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