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Thank God Independence Seaport saved Olympia
We've been working hard to not only save, but restore the ship to her former glory.
Donations are always welcome to support America's oldest steel warship, and the flagship of Commodore Dewey (later Admiral) at the battle of Manila bay.
I am a volunteer there and yes contribute my money as well.
120 years ago, on the 3rd of July 1898, the Battle of Santiago de Cuba was fought between the Spanish and the US Navy. It was clear victory for the US Navy, which destroyed all six Spanish ship and itself had only few causalities. For some reason it caused a controversy, who of the two admirals - Sampson or Schley - was responsible for the victory. The number of ships named after them, would indicate it was Sampson eventhough Sampson on USS New York was late to arrive in the battle, whereas Schley was on the leading US ship, USS Brooklyn.
USS Brooklyn compare to the Spanish flagship, the armoured cruiser Infanta Marķa Teresa, and the Dewey's flagship at Manila Bay, USS Olympia:
anzerkreuzer-uss-brooklyn-1700-modelkrak-von-lars-scharff&catid=112:lars">USS Brooklyn, 1/700
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