This image, printed in December of 1898 represents the
interior of OLYMPIA's berth deck during the Battle
of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898. The gunports at the five inch gun
have been dropped open and the gun is being fired. The image is somewhat
accurate, however, in the stifling heat few officers wore their full uniforms,
let alone carried their sword. The men actually working the guns were defintely
wearing no more clothing than is shown, and many reports indicate substantially
less! Also, the gun appears to be on a small raised platform, which is
OLYMPIA in Battle
The -image is from Supplement #2 of Harper's Round
table, December 1898. The artwork is by F. C. Yohn.
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