National Geographic : 1931 Jan
Photograph byCapt. A. W. Stevens THE HARBOR OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, BECAUSE OF DRAMATIC EVENTS IN THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, ISOE ABIDING INTEREST TO ALL AMERICANS In the background, with Morro Castle at its left (see preceding page), is the entrance to the bay. Just inside, under some 30feet of water, liesthe historic wreck of the collier Merrimac, sunk by Lieutenant Hobson in his heroic effort to bottle up the Spanish fleet. Admiral Sampsbn's fleet layoff shore, awaiting his decisive conflict with Admiral Cervera's fighting ships, that fateful day of July 3, 1898.