Skip to product information
1 of 1


USS Olympia, Herald of Empire

USS Olympia, Herald of Empire

Regular Price $21.95
Regular Price Sale Price $21.95
Sale Sold Out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

USS Olympia, Herald of Empire, by Benjamin Cooling. History of the last survivor of the Spanish-American War, the oldest steel-hulled warship in the world. Olympia is now on exhibit at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing. Paperback, 277 pages.

The USS Olympia is the oldest extant steel-hulled warship in the world. Constructed as part of a congressionally mandated program to build a modern fleet prior to the turn of the 19th century, she became famous as ADM George Dewey s flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay. Today she is part of a naval shrine at Penn s Landing in Philadelphia.

This flesh-and-steel history of a pivotal warship that straddled the eras of commerce raiding and battle fleet confrontation in naval warfare. From her conceptual beginnings on drawing boards in Washington to the battle to protect her against age, scrapping, and the advent of big-gun battleships, this landmark study celebrates one of America s classic historic ships

View full details

Have a question about a product or destination?

Call on us for 40 years experience in charts, navigation, and maritime history.

Call +1-267-773-7858 or Email