‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.’
Winston Churchill (1874–1965)
The USS Montgomery (C-9) fires the last salute to the Spanish flag at Havana in 1898. The unprotected cruiser was barely four years from her commissioning when she was in combat off Cuba in 1898, where she captured two Spanish prizes. The Montgomery was in commission three times over her career from 1894 to 1918, and was renamed the Anniston just two months before being decommissioned for the final time. She was sold for scrap on 14 November 1919.
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