HOBSON, Richmond Pearson. 12745



His Autograph: “with best wishes, Richmond Pearson Hobson, Hong Kong, July 20, 1899.” 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. 1899. Richmond Pearson Hobson (1870 – 1937), United States Navy Rear Admiral who sank the Spanish ship Merrimac in Santiago Harbour during the Spanish-American War in 1898 in order to confine the Spanish fleet to harbour. Hobson became a hero of the American press while he was a prisoner of war in Cuba.