USS Olympia

#1 … ed_warship


Growing up on Jersey shore, our public schools took us several times up to the USS Olympia. The Victorian craftsmanship was beautifully done and kept up even in the early 80’s. Did not pay attention to the big guns up front, but had display down below deck with .50 cal. machine gun. Remember standing next to the spot of the Tomb of Unknown Soldier(WW1), awe struck! There is/was a WW2 sub inbetween the Olympia and the dock that we were allowed to walk thru too.
Would only last 20 years being a reef before the ocean would reclaim her. Crying shame to loose such history. We need a goverment bail out for these old war relics.


Well, its more important to spend our tax dollars on supporting crack heads and welfare scum than keeping a real piece of history alive…