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A photo of the Revenue Cutter Manning firing at Spanish positions on Cabanas, Cuba in 1898.
210513-G-G0000-1006.JPG Photo By: USCG Historian's Office

At Sea - Hand-written caption reads: "U.S.S. Manning in Engagement off Cabanas Cuba, May 12, 1898" during the Spanish American War. This may be the earliest photo of a revenue cutter in combat action.


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