Tag Archives: George Dewey (US Navy Admiral)

The Battle of Manila Bay

A few years ago we visited the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. The Museum features the USS Olympia, Admiral Dewey’s flagship. We saw the exact spot where Dewey stood on May 1, 1898–119 years ago today–and said to the captain, “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley”. With these words, the Battle of Manila […]

Cavite Cannons at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Building

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (also known as the Old Executive Office Building) is next door to the White House and was originally built to house the offices of the State, Navy, and War Departments. The steps leading to the North Wing of this office building (which was previously the office of the […]

Commodore George Dewey at the Metropolitan Club

George Dewey ate at the¬†Metropolitan¬†Club every day in the 1890s while living in Washington and serving as a member of the Lighthouse Board, the agency responsible for lighthouses during that period. He lived next door at the third floor of the Everett on 1730 H Street. He never rode the elevator, preferring to walk two […]