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Online Library of Selected Images
Ships of the Spanish-American War-- Cruisers--USS Olympia

USS Olympia (Cruiser # 6) was a heavily-armed protected cruiser that became the Asiatic Squadron flagship in 1895, soon after she first commissioned. Under Commodore George Dewey, she led U.S. Navy forces in the Battle of Manila Bay and during subsequent operations in the Philippines area.

Olympia's active service continued until 1922. The only survivor of America's Spanish-American War fleet, she is now a museum ship at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This page features views of Olympia

If better quality reproductions than these digital images are desired, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

In all cases, clicking on the small photograph will prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: NH 47388-KN (Color)

USS Olympia (C-6)


Oil on canvas by Francis Muller, circa 1900, showing Olympia leading a column of cruisers.

Courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, Washington, DC.
Navy Art Accession #: 44-6-I

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 65,992 bytes; 740 x 655 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 76121

USS Olympia (C-6)


Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, circa July 1895.

Photo from the William H. Topley Collection, courtesy of Charles M. Loring, Napa, CA, 1972.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 66,316 bytes; 740 x 555 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 100316

USS Olympia (C-6)


In New York Harbor following her arrival from Manila, circa late September 1899. The original photograph was copyright by B.L. Singley and published on a stereograph card by the Keystone View Company.
Note small steam launch in left foreground, with a rowed water "taxi" boat beyond.

Courtesy of Louis Smaus, 1985

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

A stereo pair version of this image is available as Photo # NH 100316-A

Online Image: 60,202 bytes; 590 x 660 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 43346

USS Olympia (C-6)


Photographed in 1898-99, while serving as flagship of Admiral George Dewey, Commander in Chief of the Asiatic Squadron.

Courtesy of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 1967.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 56,245 bytes; 740 x 465 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 2894

USS Olympia (C-6)


Photographed by Hart, New York, upon her return to the United States in 1899. She is flying the four-star flag of Admiral George Dewey.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 71,677 bytes; 740 x 465 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 93400

USS Olympia (C-6)


Photograph copyright 1899 by E. Chickering.

Collection of Paymaster William R. Pattison.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 81,454 bytes; 740 x 625 pixels

 

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27 February 1998