U.S.S. Helena PG-9

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This custom sized 12" X 22" print ships rolled in a sturdy tube. Order on line or by phone at 585-554-5373. Please note online images carry a TWAA watermark. Your final print will not include this security device.

The gunboat Helena was launched at Newport News, Virginia, on January 30, 1896 and was christened by Agnes Belle Steele, daughter of the mayor of the city of Helena. She was the first of five Navy vessels named after the capital city of Montana. During the Spanish-American War, she stood by in the Cuban waters, where she saw action several times. On 2-3 July 1898, she exchanged fire with enemy batteries at Fort Tunas. On 18 July, she was part of the squadron that closed the port of Manzanillo, sinking or destroying eight small vessels there during a vigorous attack.
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