The virtues of Oregon's Spanish American War service

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THEVOYAGE OF THE OREGON f A Kagni fbent 15000 Mlle Kush to Get Into the War ZjECT TV II ALXE USjN y vr n allen v s x X the naval history of the world there is nothing to com pare Tittt t n e 15000 mile race of our great battleship Ure con March 7 1S9S the beautiful battleship battleship was lying at anchor anchor in the waters of Iuzet Sound when word came from the Secretary of the Navy to get under way for a long and perilous trip War clouds were thickening both in the Occident and Orient It has been stated that when the Secre tary of the Xavy or dered tha Oregon made ready for sea he was undecided whether to send her to the Philippines or order her to the Atlantic Atlantic Whether she was to turn her prow to the Eat or to the West did not worry the comnianuer 01 inc uryguu m the least He was ready his men were fit his ship was seawoithy The most exnetins could have asked no more Just before the War of 1812 the Lon don Statesman said editorially Jne Americans will be found attempting deeds that no other Nation would attempt That was true then it was true in IsOS it is true now The Oregon was designed for a coast wise battleship and her beat was to be in Pacific waters as she was designed and built in San Francisco The idea of sending sending this great fighting machine this floating floating battery on a 13000 mile ocean voyage around the stormy Horn could have originated originated only in the raind of an American It was a daring thing to do both for the man who ordered it done and for the man who was to direct its course through the long stormy days when it seemed as though the sea must swallow her up if Spains dreaded torpedo fleet did not send her to the bottom But nothing happened The great engine engine of destruction was in the special keeping of Divine Providence Her splendid splendid Captain seemed raised np like Moses lor the purpose of delivering tho great ship into tho hands of the Government when and where needed But even Moses must have failed without the hosts to help him and so it was with Capt Clark His officers men and crew were as true to him as the needle to the pole His firemen coalfd till they were brought out senseless senseless from the horrible heat and when they svgV j gsw A lJI RfcJIW JsTSJ 1 Jii ts History Written by the Men Who Participated in It Edited by JOHN McELROY corTnicnr 1003 mcelhot snor rcix Washington d cv of tho Maine in the harbor of Havana was received On that day commenced the preparations for her memorable voyage voyage to the eastern coast Previous to going going into dock all ammunition and coal had been removed in order to lighten her the ammunition having been left at the 3AH toANCISCO A vji sjjv P l I i 1 N - I - tf y TIIE BATTLESniP OEEGOS Mare Island Navy Yard near San Francisco Francisco ntJKRIED PREPARATIONS Orders were received to proceed as soon as possible to San Francisco and prepare for a long cruise Owing to the Klon dyke excitement in the Northwest section of the country vexatious delays occurred in procuring the necessary coal for tho trip to San Francisco nearly all available vessels being- diverted to the Klondyke trade It was not until the Cth of March that the Oregon sailed for San Francisco where she arrived on the flth Ammunition coal and stores were hurried hurried on board the bunkers and storerooms storerooms of the ship being crowded to their utmost capacity The work was carried on night and day tho crew working with

Clipped from The National Tribune28 May 1903, ThuPage 1

The National Tribune (Washington, District of Columbia)28 May 1903, ThuPage 1
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