By Ch. William G. Cassard USN
В книге представлена история линкора Индиана - участника вооруженного конфликта между Испанией и США в 1898 г.
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Havana did not expect a fleet of American warships just at developed afterward. From the deck of the Indiana the city could be seen in full enjoyment of life and gayety, streets and buildings brilliantly illuminated and thronged that time, as it When the approach of the American ships was discovered there was doubtless a hurried consultation of officials in the city, for it was not long before the lights began to disappear with people. one by one. By means of a long glass the people in the streets could be seen hurrying either to the water front to verify rumors or hastening in the opposite direction toward their homes.
The correspondence and the article are given in full U. S. S. Indiana, First Rate GUANTANAMO, CUBA, July 20, 1898. To His Excellency the Governor of Indiana. N. , serving ° on board the m Indiana. It my wish which is shared by all the officers and crew of the Indiana, that your Excellency should hear from us some account of this important service of our ship, which, having been named for your great commonwealth, has always received from the people of Indiana such friendly notice, as well as the most substantial generosity in the gift of the silver service presented to our ship by the State of Indiana.
York, First Rate GUANTANAMO BAY, July To His Excellency Indiana. 24, 1 898. Governor of Indiana. Sir: I have the honor and pleasure to forward herewith an account of the action of the 3d of July, in which the Indiana took so honorable a part. She upheld then, as she has always done in every respect, the good name of her namesake. Yours the very truly, W. Rear-Admiral U. T. , Commander-in-Chief U. Naval Force, North Atlantic Squadron. S. S.