Virtual Visit to the Cruiser OLYMPIA
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Welcome! You are about to visit the OLYMPIA,
the former flagship of the Asiatic Squadron, and Admiral
Dewey's flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay.
The following is a virtual tour of the OLYMPIA
as she existed at the time of the centennial of her service in the Battle of Manila Bay. The tour will consist of
two portions. The first, longer, portion will begin where visitors
presently enter the ship, in the vicinity of the senior officers'
wardroom on the vessel's Berth Deck and continue through the areas
presently open to the public. These include areas on the Berth Deck,
Gun Deck and Spar Deck (the names used at the time of the Spanish
The second, shorter portion of the descriptive tour
will pertain to areas presently not open to the public, pending the
completion of the refurbishing. These are located on the Torpedo Deck
Displays within the vessel, and spaces which were
added at a later date or after she was placed out of service (such as
the present chapel) are not included in the description. Also, please
remember that the vessel is undergoing restoration, and conditions are
rapidly changing for the better aboard ship. Some of the photos may
indicate some nasty conditions that no longer exist!
Now...that said....if you have purchased your ticket
and walked to the vessel, and crossed the gangplank, then....
To visit any particular area of the ship, simply
click on the name below, or simply start at the beginning to follow
the tour throughout the ship.
The Berth Deck
The engine room
Crew space, Part I
(Nordenfeldt Gun, Ash Hoists)
Crew space, Part
II (Hammock area, "scuttlebut")
The Gun Deck
The five inch
Admiral Dewey's and
Captain Gridley's staterooms
The Spar Deck
Eight Inch Guns
Torpedo deck and below!
Cofferdam and Wing
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