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Benjamin P. Lamberton (25 February 1844 - 9 June 1912) was an admiral in the United States Navy who served in the Spanish-American War. February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... USN redirects here. ... Combatants United States Republic of Cuba First Philippine Republic Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Casualties 379 U.S. dead; considerably higher although undetermined Cuban and Filipino casualties Unknown[1] The Spanish-American War took place...


Benjamin Peffer Lamberton was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania on February 25, 1844. He attended Carlisle High School and the Dickinson Preparatory School before spending three years as a member of the Dickinson College class of 1862. He was a Member of Belles Lettres Literary Society. Dickinson College is a private liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. ...


Decided on a naval career and transferred to the Naval Academy, Lamberton is appointed Midshipman on 21 September 1861. Graduating in time to see active service on the U.S.S. America as it pursued the Confederate raiders Florida and Talahassee in 1864. In 1865 he was attached to the steam sloop Susquehanna of the Brazil Squadron. He served with the rank of lieutenant commander from 1868 to 1885 when he was promoted to commander and assigned to the Lighthouse Board in Charleston as an inspector. The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is located in Annapolis, Maryland and Washington D.C. The Academy is often referred to simply as Annapolis although naval officers normally refer to it in... A midshipman is a subordinate officer, or alternatively a commissioned officer of the lowest rank, in the navies of several English-speaking countries. ... A sloop-rigged J-24 sailboat In sailing, a sloop is a vessel with a Fore-and-aft rig. ...


In 1898 Lamberton was ordered to command the cruiser Boston of the Asiatic Squadron, but upon arrival in Hong Kong following 30 years of service in various ships and shore operations, Lamberton was promoted to captain on May 17th 1898 and appointed as chief of staff on board Admiral George Dewey’s flagship Olympia in the Battle of Manila Bay. An incident during the heat of the battle demonstrated the ardor of Olympia’s crew. On learning of Dewey’s decision to give the crew a break for breakfast, a gun captain commented to Captain Lamberton, “For God’s sake, Captain, don’t let us stop now. To hell with breakfast!” George Dewey (December 26, 1837 – January 16, 1917) was an admiral of the United States Navy, best known for his victory (without the loss of a single life of his own forces) at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. ... USS Olympia (C-6) is a protected cruiser in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War. ... The Battle of Manila Bay took place on 1 May 1898 during the Spanish-American War. ...


Promoted to rear admiral 11 September 1903 Benjamin Peffer Lamberton who married Elizabeth Stedman on February 1873 in Boston MA and had 3 children, lived in Washington, D.C. during his retirement, duck hunting and fishing with his friend President Cleveland. He died on June 9, 1912 September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C. in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ...


The destroyer USS Lamberton (DD-119) was named after him. USS Lamberton (DD-119) was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy. ...


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS for short) is the primary reference work for the basic facts about every ship ever used by the United States Navy. ...


 
 

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