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1 posted on 05/27/2010 1:34:22 PM PDT by llevrok
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That would be a tragedy but these ship museums never are profitable enough to maintain a ship.


2 posted on 05/27/2010 1:36:31 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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I think the only other ship like her in the world is the Mikasa from the Russo-Japanese war. Disgrace if she becomes a reef.


3 posted on 05/27/2010 1:37:05 PM PDT by C19fan
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One of the most important ships in US history. She could be saved for the prize money that has been given away on Survivor, but instead they are going to send her to the scrappers torch.
4 posted on 05/27/2010 1:37:56 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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I visited the Olympia about 20 years ago. They had Dewey’s footprints marked on the bridge where he gave the “You may fire when ready” order.

It would be a shame to sink her. She is the last example of her kind of ship; a late “ironclad” with no sail, yet before the age of the dreadnought. To my knowledge, there are no other post-sail pre-dreadnought ships still afloat.


5 posted on 05/27/2010 1:38:10 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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Good grief, some things are worth saving regardless. Surely the maintenance of this great ship wouldn’t cost a fraction of what this man has given away to non-producers just this year alone.


6 posted on 05/27/2010 1:38:53 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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Love the shape of the bow. Not at all sure why they did that, but it wuz apparently the style of the time.


9 posted on 05/27/2010 1:42:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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“It will be a national disgrace and major embarrassment for Philadelphia and Pennsylvania if Olympia is disposed of by scrapping or being sunk off the coast of New Jersey,” said naval historian Lawrence Burr ...

It would indeed.

Years ago, "You may fire when ready, Gridley" was a familiar phrase.

How many people today have even heard of George Dewey?

11 posted on 05/27/2010 1:43:59 PM PDT by x
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship_Oregon

It’s what happened to the Oregon.


13 posted on 05/27/2010 1:44:56 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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14 posted on 05/27/2010 1:45:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Congresspukes find millions of dollars for their useless pork earmarks, like a Tea Pot museum, yet not one dime for something this important historically.


15 posted on 05/27/2010 1:46:02 PM PDT by C19fan
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I suppose it’s totally unfeasible to move it to Olympia, WA... that would be cool (and it’s my old home town).


18 posted on 05/27/2010 1:48:04 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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Will Obama come and dedicate the symbol of America’s Navy as a reef?


20 posted on 05/27/2010 1:48:51 PM PDT by Truth29
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She needs to be saved. Our country’s history is not being taught to our kids and all historical evidence is being systematically destroyed.

I’d love to see her tied up next to USS North Carolina in Wilmington or USS Alabama in Mobile.


21 posted on 05/27/2010 1:48:56 PM PDT by ryan71 (Let's Roll!)
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Damn!

er....excuse me...thought this was about Olympia Snowe.

Carry on!


22 posted on 05/27/2010 1:49:05 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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I visited the Olympia earlier this month. It’s quite fascinating and the interior of the ship open to the public appears to be in good condition. I’m shocked and surprised anyone is suggesting the ship should be scrapped or sunk. Such a thing is outrageous.

As for the Mikasa, which I’ve also visited: it’s not afloat. It’s encased in concrete and is therefore on dry land, at Yokosuka south of Tokyo. In my opinion, the interior spaces on the Mikasa aren’t as well preserved as those on Olympia.


23 posted on 05/27/2010 1:49:43 PM PDT by Poundstone
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We could afford funding to maintain important historic items, if government employees weren’t retiring in their 50s with nearly 100% of pay plus lifetime health care, and then their spouse afterwards.


24 posted on 05/27/2010 1:50:10 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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Tow it to Bremerton or San Diego!....


29 posted on 05/27/2010 1:51:33 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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Yikes! I was on the Olympia as a kid. Pointed it out proudly everytime I drove by on I-95. It’d be sad to see it go.


31 posted on 05/27/2010 1:53:16 PM PDT by Claud
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Can't we keep the ship, and scrap and sink the historic Senator Olympia instead?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

32 posted on 05/27/2010 1:53:16 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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I did a double take on that headline.

My son's on the Olympia, just not that one.

33 posted on 05/27/2010 1:54:12 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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