Battle of Manila Bay

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(1 May 1898)

Naval engagement during the Spanish–American war in the Philippines, in which a US fleet under George Dewey sank a Spanish fleet at dawn without losing a man. Dewey's objective had been to paralyse the Spanish fleet at the outset of the Spanish–American War of 1898 over Cuba, but his overwhelming victory widened the scope of the war by opening the way for US expansion in the Pacific.

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