USS Olympia, Penn's Landing, 211 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
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Significance: USS Olympia is a partially armored or protected cruiser which was constructed as part of a congressional program to build a new steel U.S. Navy prior to the turn of the century. Her innovative design incorporated modern, high speed engines and armor shielding the magazines and propulsion machinery. She is the oldest extant steel-hulled warship in the world. The USS Olympia was the flagship of Admiral George Dewey's victorious task force at the battle of Manila Bay on May 1, 1898...
Survey number: HAER PA-428
Building/structure dates: 1895 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1898
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000692