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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 4:19 a.m. PST

She is an absolutely unique piece of naval history. There isn't another ship of this type surviving anywhere else in the world. I'm surprised and saddened that anyone here would say no.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 5:47 a.m. PST


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 6:34 a.m. PST


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 7:22 a.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 8:21 a.m. PST


pvernon13 Nov 2017 8:39 a.m. PST


Parzival13 Nov 2017 8:55 a.m. PST

I've been aboard her, a fascinating experience. And +6.

dandiggler13 Nov 2017 9:35 a.m. PST

She was also relevant to the US Intervention during the Russian Civil War and brought home the Unknown Soldier from WWI.

David Manley13 Nov 2017 10:48 a.m. PST


Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 11:00 a.m. PST

She is an amazing piece of US and world history. Absolutely save her.

If you have not had a chance to tour this ship, make a pilgrimage to Philadelphia as soon as you can.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 5:22 p.m. PST

I saw her about 20 years ago and thought she was one of the most beautiful ships I'd ever seen. The Olympia should definitely be saved.

Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 6:26 p.m. PST

Heck, yeah!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

Absolutely and I've put my money where my opinion is! Have some love for the "Texas." Sshe needs help as well.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 2:14 a.m. PST

Her military or political background doesn't matter, it's a valuable artifact of early industrial design of which there are only a handful left.

Vigilant14 Nov 2017 2:56 a.m. PST

Without a doubt. Beautiful ship and a fascinating window into a different age.

DeRuyter14 Nov 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

You can count on one hand the number of remaining pre-dreadnought and dreadnaughts left, she is one of them. (as is USS Texas) This one you can come to a game day in May and help preserve her by playing!

BTW: Wargaming, Inc. is running a fund raiser for the USS Texas through "World of Warships" You can buy a premium USS Texas for $30 USD and 100% will be donated to the preservation. She is in much worse shape. Sadly Olympia is before the timeline of the game.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member16 Nov 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

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


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