Admiral George Dewey, his great victory at Manila Bay over a century ago, and even the Spanish-American War receive little attention, from either historians of naval warfare or its practitioners. But the nature of the challenges he faced, how he approached them, and how his career had prepared him to succeed so well are in fact highly relevant to the U.S. Navy’s present environment.
Granger, Derek B.
"Dewey at Manila Bay—Lessons in Operational Art and Operational Leadership from America’s First Fleet Admiral,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 64
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol64/iss4/10