EAN 3000000017432 MATERIAL bronze DIMENSIONS 39 mm MAKER WEIGHT
MATERIAL bronze DIMENSIONS 39 mm EAN 3000000017432 MAKER WEIGHT
USA - Sampson Medal to U.S.S. Brooklyn
The Sampson Medal was a U.S. Navy campaign medal. 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 medal was first awarded in 1901 retroactively to 1898.
The medal is made from bronze and is mounted on its original ribbon with 3 Santiago clasps and the clasp bearing the name of the ship the recipient served during those battles: U.S.S. Brooklyn.
The U.S.S. BROOKLYN was the flagship of "Flying Squadron" under the command of Commodore Winfield Scott Schley. The USS BROOKLYN took a very active role in the Battle of Santiago, being struck twenty times by enemy shells. Amazingly, she only suffered one man killed in the engagement. She is credited with actions against ALMIRANTE OQUENDO, INFANTA MARIA TERESA, VISCAYA, CRISTOBAL COLON, PLUTON, FUROR at the Battle of Santiago and ALVARADO, REINA DE LOS ANGELES, TOMAS BROOKS, MEXICO, SAN JUAN, AND MORTERO on July 17, 1898. She carried only 46 officers and 470 men.
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