Battle of Santiago de Cuba
By Faith Vincent
- Pascual Cervera y Topete- He was a Spanish Commander. During the war he was captured as a war prisoner and was later released.
- William T. Sampson- He was the Commander of the U.S. blockading and squadrons. During the war he was in charge of the North Atlantic and the blockade of Cuba.
- Commodore Winfield S. Schley- He was the commander of the U.S. Navy's "Flying Squadron" until it was united with the "North Atlantic Fleet".
On land, U.S. troops, including the Rough Riders, attacked the outer defenses of Santiago. Between July 1 and July 3, U.S. troops were able to capture the highest point of the city, San Juan Hill. Two weeks later, Spain surrendered to the U.S., ending the war.
US North Atlantic Squadron - Rear Admiral William T. Sampson
Armored Cruiser USS New York
Battleship USS Iowa
Battleship USS Indiana
Battleship USS Oregon
Armed Yacht Gloucester
Armored Cruiser USS Brooklyn (flagship)
Battleship USS Texas
Battleship USS Massachusetts
Armed Yacht USS Vixen
Spanish Caribbean Squadron - Admiral Pascual Cervera
Armored Cruiser Infanta Maria Teresa
Armored Cruiser Almirante Oquendo
Armored Cruiser Vizcaya
Armored Cruiser Cristobal Colon
Torpedo Boat Destroyer Pluton
- Torpedo Boat Destroyer Furor