This image is of the Cruiser OLYMPIA
shows her in the configuration which have been seen at the Battle
of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898. The observation post built over
of the forward conning tower is clearly visible. The ship is no longer
in her wartime paint of slate gray however, but is now repainted
white with buff funnels and masts.
The image is clearly after the war, as evidenced by
Admiral's pennant seen flying from the mainmast. George
Dewey was appointed Admiral of the Navy on March 2, 1899.
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