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SpiderX22
06-15-2008, 05:19 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile20702/USS-Olympia.htm>USS Olympia</a></b><br><br>Olympia (C-6) is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. She was launched in San Francisco, California in 1892. She is similar to many early steel warships built in Philadelphia for the US Navy.<br />
On May 1, 1898, Olympia devastated a Spanish<br />
fleet at Manila Bay in the Philippines, beginning<br />
the Spanish-American War. Olympia helped<br />
catapult the United States into the role of<br />
superpower and won fame for her most famous<br />
officer, Commodore George Dewey. It was from<br />
Olympia's bridge that Dewey remarked, &quot;You<br />
may fire when you are ready, Gridley.&quot; Olympia<br />
also served her country during World War I. <br />
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Career<br />
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Ordered: Laid down: 17 June 1891 <br />
Launched: 5 November 1892 <br />
Commissioned: 5 February 1895 <br />
Decommissioned: 9 December 1922 <br />
Fate: Museum ship <br />
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General Characteristics<br />
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Displacement: 5,586 tons <br />
Length: 344 ft 1 in <br />
Beam: 53 ft <br />
Draught: 21 ft 6 in <br />
Propulsion: Speed: 20 kts <br />
Complement: 411 officers and enlisted <br />
Armament: 4 8-inch guns, 10 5-inch guns;, 4 6–pdrs., 6 1–pdrs., 6 18-inch torpedo tubes.<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=new/080505/120929uss.jpg>

SpiderX22
06-15-2008, 05:19 AM
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