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Historic warship Olympia may be scrapped, sunk
The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 5/27/10

Posted on 05/27/2010 1:34:22 PM PDT by llevrok

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To: llevrok

My brother and I used to cross the bridge into Philly every 4th of July. The Olympia was a regular stop. Is the WW2 sub still tied up next to her? I can’t remember the sub’s name. I think it started with a “B”. Buscemi(?)


51 posted on 05/27/2010 2:23:52 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (How shall he rescue his imprisoned self?)
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To: blau993

Is the Olympia wood framed?


52 posted on 05/27/2010 2:30:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: llevrok

It should just be sold as an antique. Some lucky private citizen will restore and treasure it, preserving it for future generations. It would likely turn out to be a good investment that would increase in value over the long term anyway.


53 posted on 05/27/2010 2:39:05 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: llevrok

Port holes are port holes, even on the Starboard side.

54 posted on 05/27/2010 2:39:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: omega4179
Olympia is the last cruiser from that era

"No there is another"

Aurora

55 posted on 05/27/2010 2:40:10 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (May 15: It's Jessica Watson Day!)
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To: llevrok

I always thought that stern design was to counteract the effects of a following sea.


56 posted on 05/27/2010 2:52:01 PM PDT by ryderann
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57 posted on 05/27/2010 2:53:45 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Oztrich Boy

a...noth..er.


58 posted on 05/27/2010 3:18:48 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: GonzoGOP
The Brits saved one of their 6" gun cruisers from WWII.

HMS Belfast?

59 posted on 05/27/2010 3:56:35 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: x

indeed ... battle of manila bay ...


60 posted on 05/27/2010 4:11:06 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Angels and Ministers of Grace, Defend Us ....)
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To: Snickering Hound
It’s what happened to the Oregon.

Oregon was scrapped under completely different circumstances, as part of a scrap-metal drive in a misguided and myopic fit of patriotism following Pearl Harbor.

The loss of Olympia would be a tragedy roughly equivalent to the scrapping of the USS Enterprise (CV-6) in the late 1950s. While Olympia may not be Enterprise, or Constitution, she represents more than anything else (at least anything that will be accessible to the average American until after the Castro brothers die) a singular moment in US history that defined us as a nation.

The thing that makes me want to p*ke is that saving Olympia would cost a frikkin' percent of a percent of a fraction of a percent of how much this country has gone into DEBT over the past year in "stimulus" money. Especially considering the US taxpayer money that's gone into restoring the NS Savannah over the last year. There's more than enough available to completely restore her and display her properly under the auspices of the US Navy.
61 posted on 05/27/2010 4:24:32 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: C19fan
No commemoration of McKinley's WAR!
62 posted on 05/27/2010 5:07:07 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (May 15: It's Jessica Watson Day!)
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To: omega4179

This is a unique bit of American Naval history which should be preserved. If Obama can come up with another $200B pork-ulous package, seems we should have $20M to rennovate this great old ship and keep it going, IMHO
Ex-skimmer


63 posted on 05/27/2010 5:12:11 PM PDT by kgrif_Salinas
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To: Ramius

No way. That ship is a sign of WAR. Olympians have several times tried to block ships coming to and going from their port because they were transporting support items to and from our troops in Iraq & Afghanistan. Some of those idiots from Evergreen would try to blow it up.


64 posted on 05/27/2010 5:47:56 PM PDT by Just Lori (To take our country back, we need to take our party back. NO MORE RINOS!!)
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To: kgrif_Salinas

By the way the SS United States down the Delaware river may face the same fate.


65 posted on 05/27/2010 6:06:53 PM PDT by shanover (These are the times that try men's souls....tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered-T. Paine)
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To: llevrok

I say we scrap the capitol and keep the boat...;-)


66 posted on 05/27/2010 6:59:04 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 4yearlurker
"Is the WW2 sub still tied up next to her? I can’t remember the sub’s name. I think it started with a “B”. Buscemi(?)"

U.S.S. Becuna

USS Becuna (SS/AGSS-319), a Balao-class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the becuna, a pike-like fish of Europe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Becuna_(SS-319)

67 posted on 05/27/2010 7:03:59 PM PDT by Rabble
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To: 4yearlurker
Here is the USS Becuna alongside the Cruiser Olympia. My family & I have toured both on numerous occasions.


68 posted on 05/27/2010 7:24:48 PM PDT by Rabble
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To: blau993
It was probably done to increase her length at the waterline, which in turn increases her top speed.

An idea prevalent at the time was that ramming would sometimes come into play. Look at the bow shapes of ancient Greek Triremes.

69 posted on 05/28/2010 6:45:46 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Paladin2

No. It’s all steel.


70 posted on 05/28/2010 12:14:20 PM PDT by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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I just read about this today. Found it while searching for something else... Here is link to website of Philly Seaport, which has her now: http://www.phillyseaport.org/ships_olympia.shtml


71 posted on 07/17/2010 6:58:50 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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