Tag: USS Oregon

Feb. 27, 2023

To Make “The Navy Ready to Strike”: The Fantastic Voyage of USS Oregon

In preparation for war with Spain in the spring of 1898, battleship Oregon embarked on a 14,000-mile, sixty-six-day cruise from California, through the Straits of Magellan in South America, to Florida. There was no guarantee Oregon would make the voyage expeditiously, or even at all. The journey, the longest yet undertaken by one of the new