Now a part of the CRUISER OLYMPIA NATIONAL ALLIANCE

south carolina olympia committee

SAVE THE USS Olympia
SOUTH CAROLINA OLYMPIA COMMITTEE

NOTICE:
A new strategic alliance was entered into on April 8, 2014 by the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation (MIHPF) and the South Carolina Olympia Committee (SCOC). Both entities have supported the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s efforts to raise needed funds for the protection and relocation of the OLYMPIA. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to do so. Since the formation of the alliance, we have been joined by Heritage US, another participant in the TAPP process. The alliance remains dedicated to our two primary objectives which are: the preservation and display of the OLYMPIA out of water where she will not be subject to ongoing corrosion; and in a location capable of generating sufficient operating revenues to address OLYMPIA’s long term maintenance that meets established standards.


A NATIONAL TREASURE FROM THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

♦ Oldest steel hull warship afloat

♦ Beginning of the modern U.S. Blue Water Navy

♦ Dewey's flagship at Battle of Manila Bay

♦ Only remaining ship from the Spanish-American War

♦ 1919-Murmansk Landings

♦ 1921-Returned remains of the Unknown Soldier from France to Arlington

♦ USNA Training Ship

♦ Naval & Mechanical Engineering treasure


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Download PDF of January 2013 SCOC Mission Statement HERE