Spanish Campaign Medal
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|71k||Chief Petty Officer demonstrates the operation of a Maxim 1-pounder machine gun, circa May 1898. USS Topeka is fitting out in the background
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
National Archives photo 19-N-14187
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|32k||USS Viking, at left, and Hist at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, while being prepared for Spanish-American War service, 12 May 1898
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives
National Archives photo 19-N-19-16-12
|47k||Photographed on 7 June 1898, prior to her departure from the U.S. east coast for war service off Cuba.
U.S. Navy photo NH 53539
|136k||Scene looking aft on the main deck, with crewmen relaxing as water keeps the deck awash, during the Spanish-American War, 1898
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 1004
|269k||Sampson Medal awarded to an unknown crew member
The Sampson Medal is a commemorative medal of the United States Navy for service in the Spanish–American War. The medal was authorized by an Act of Congress in 1901. The medal was awarded to those personnel who served on ships in the fleet of Rear Admiral William T. Sampson during combat operations in the waters of the West Indies and Cuba. The Sampson Medal was also known as the Medal Commemorating Naval Engagements in the West Indies or West Indies Naval Campaign Medal, not to be confused with the West Indies Campaign Medal which was a separate award.
|100k||c. May 1901
Courtesy U.S. Warships of World War I
|61k||Probably photographed when the ship was inspected for possible Naval use on 31 May 1917. But she was judged unsuitable for Navy use
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 105611
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