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POLL: USS Olympia - Worth Saving?

The last day of voting is 19 Nov 2017.

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Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I'm afraid that,aside from forums like this,most people's attitude is


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The USS Olympia is a surviving ship from the Spanish-American War, and is in danger of being lost if sufficient funds cannot be raised to restore her. However, some question whether the vessel is significant enough to be worth the effort. For instance, this quote is from a letter to the editor of Naval History magazine:
…But I wonder if, today, many consider it less passionately and in so doing make the Olympia's importance a harder "sell." The war, alter all, was a lopsided attair in which a bullying United States beat up on a decrepit Spain and gained itself a cheap empire in the process. And how many think il "iconic" and "glorious" that an overpowering American naval force shot up an essentially anchored foe, pausing at one point and feeding the crews, and suffering only six WIA in the battle' A tough sell, indeed, when compared with other U.S. naval actions before and since.
Is the USS Olympia worth preserving?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.