The USS Olympia

So yesterday we went to Philadelphia, PA and we went to multiple museums including the Independence Seaport Museum (formerly the Philadelphia Maritime Museum). There we saw the USS Olympia.

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The USS Olympia, aka Queen of the Pacific, was a protected class cruiser which served in the United States Navy from 1895 to 1922. The cruiser became famous as the flagship of Commodore George Dewey, at the Battle of Manila Bay, during the Spanish-American War in 1898. After returning to the U.S. in 1899, the Olympia was decommissioned but was returned to service in 1902.

On your left, you’ll see the Engineers and fireman’s washroom. They were required to scrub themselves and their clothing before they could return to the Berth Deck because working below in the boiler and engine rooms was a filthy job.

On your right now you’ll see the onboard dentist’s office. This is where the seaman got there teeth checked and possibly pulled out.

On your left now you’ll see the doctors office where the seaman go get checked up.

And finally, on your right you’ll see the surgical room there the doctor performed multiple surgeries.

Taylor

Taylor's the big-time snowboarder of the family. When he's not complaining about doing the dishes, he's coming up with new ways of bugging his sisters.

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