USS Charleston

USS Charleston

During the Spanish American war, the USS Charleston fired 13 rounds at the Spanish fort on Guam which all missed. The Spanish, unaware that war had been declared, believed that the Americans must be firing a salute and rowed out to apologize for their lack of gunpowder to return the salute.

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