The Wandering Rebel

Philadelphia's Independence
Seaport Wanderings

If you head towards the river from Independence Hall, you will find Independence Seaport.

USS. Olympia (U.S. Flagship at Manila Bay)
 

 
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
         
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
         
11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
         
16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
         
21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
         
26. 27. 28. 29. 30.
         
31. 32. 33. 34. 35.
         
 
1 & 2 The USS Olympia
3. Mast of the USS Olympia
4 & 5. Gun port
6. Officer's Mess
7. Officer Suites
8. Enlisted Berth Deck
9. Here's the Scuttlebutt, a cold water fountain.
10. Ship's Dentist
11. Ship's Surgeon's Quarters
12. Operating Room
13. Sick Bay
14. Ship's Chapel
15. Ship's Galley
16. Marker honoring Commodore Dewey
17 & 18. Views of Commodore Dewey's Quarters, notice the gun.
19. Aft Deck with emergency steering.
20. The Olympia's last duty was to bring home the body of the Unknown Soldier. The coffin containing the remains sat here during the voyage from France.
21. Port side
22. Ship's Main Gun Turrets
23. Looking aft down the port side.
24. Commodore Dewey, standing at the point marked said "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley."
25. Looking aft down the starboard side.
26. Ship's intermediate guns
27 to 32 & 34 to 35. Exterior views of the USS Olympia
33. Ship's Bell
 


USS Becuna, World War II Submarine
 

 
A. B. C D. E.
         
 
A. Sip's Bridge, red lights on for night patrol
B. Ship's Galley (My wife doesn't like water or tight places and I've got her in both.)
C & D. Engine room
E. Aft torpedo room.
 
   
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