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1890s USS Olympia Navy Warship Illustrated Poster

1890s USS Olympia Navy Warship Illustrated Poster

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1890s USS Olympia Navy Warship Illustrated Poster

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  • 1890s USS Olympia Navy Warship Illustrated Poster 1890s USS Olympia Navy Warship Illustrated Poster
  • 1890s USS Olympia Navy Warship Illustrated Poster 1890s USS Olympia Navy Warship Illustrated Poster

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This vintage illustrated poster depicts the battleship Olympia, which was a protected cruiser in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War. She is most notable for being the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay. The cruiser continued in service throughout World War I and was decommissioned in 1922.

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This vintage illustrated poster depicts the battleship Olympia, which was a protected cruiser in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War. She is most notable for being the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay. The cruiser continued in service throughout World War I and was decommissioned in 1922. As of 2008, Olympia is a museum ship at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Olympia was laid down on 17 June 1891 by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California; launched on 5 November 1892; sponsored by Miss Ann B. Dickie; and commissioned on 5 February 1895, Captain John Joseph Read in command. She was built in a transitional period for warship design and for the US Navy. The Navy was expanding its fleet to move beyond coastal defense onto the world stage. Olympia was larger and faster than the previous generation of Navy ships, built with a new type of vertical triple-expansion steam engine. Yet she retained a vestigial suit of sails for emergency propulsion. She was one of the first naval ships to have electricity and powered steering gear. 

Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org.

Additional Information

Filter by Photo Date: 1800s
Print Sizes 17x22, 24x36
Photo Dimensions: No
Paper Dimensions: No

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