Dreadnought of the past - USS Olympia


Contributor PO3SMITH created this beautiful drone video of the USS Olympia, a storied US Navy battleship which was launched just a few years prior to the Dreadnaught class battleships which helped to escalate the European naval arms race.  The Olympia was launched in 1895, and it famously served as the flagship of Admiral of the Navy Dewey at the Battle of Manila, the critical naval clash of the Spanish American War.  With a length of 105 meters (about 330 ft.) and displacing 5k tons, the ship was de-commissioned in 1922.

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