Thursday, September 23, 2010

Boat #204, Peru

Did you know that Peru fought Chile in a war on the Pacific way back in 1879? I didn't. This battle took place on May 21, 1879. The Peruvian monitor Huascar, under the command of Captain Miguel Grau, fought and sunk the Chilean vessel, Esmerelda. The collapse of the Chilean corvette resulted in the lifting of the blockade on the Bay of Iquique.

1 comment:

  1. corvette ( ) n. A fast, lightly armed warship, smaller than a destroyer, often armed for antisubmarine operations.
    --and I always thought it was only a car.