James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
Hobson and His Men
By Robert Loveman (18641923)
While the American fleet was blockading that of Spain in the harbor of Santiago, Lieutenant Hobson proposed to prevent the Spanish fleet from coming out by sinking a ship across the entrance of the harbor. He called for eight volunteers, and hundreds of men from the fleet besought the privilege of going on this dangerous expedition. The feat was accomplished on June 3, 1898.