I read an article awhile back that stated that the USS Olympia was in need of expensive renovation, beyond what the museum that displays it can afford. It stated that one of the options being considered was to sink the Olympia as an artificial reef!
This would be an awful thing for those of us that love historical ships. We have already lost the USS Oregon completely unnecessarily, due to a sad mess of errors during WW2. The Olympia is the last surviving vessel that fought in the Spanish-American War, and I cannot believe that anyone would seriously contemplate scrapping her.
We have 7 battleships as museums (and an 8th pending), and 5 carriers so preserved (with 3-4 more pending). I am happy that we have so many on display, and would not advocate scrapping any of them, but how is it that there is money to display and preserve all these, and not enough to be found to keep the much rarer Olympia around?
Has anyone heard the latest on this? I Googled the topic, and couldn't find any current news stories on this (nothing more recent than 2010). Anyone from the Philly area in here that knows if the ship is even still on display right now?
Recent discussions in the History forum
AnnouncementAmazon Discussions Feedback Forum
|430||Mar 23, 2015|
|Kennedy Assassination II||7532||6 minutes ago|
|History of the Palestinian Nation (Part IV)||1293||12 minutes ago|
|Should the US have become involved in WWI?||72||16 minutes ago|
|The Lusitania was so much more important a ship than the Titanic||302||16 minutes ago|
|A Place For Pro-Israel Posters III||7268||41 minutes ago|
|Was Franco the good guy in the Spanish Civil War?||123||45 minutes ago|
|The Jewish God mandated Holocausts, says the Bible||24||1 hour ago|
|What are your favorite assassinations.||76||1 hour ago|
|Who killed JFK on November 22nd, 1963? What are some of your answers and beliefs? VOLUME II||3546||3 hours ago|
|Civil War Question||63||8 hours ago|
|Vichy French||48||9 hours ago|