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United States Navy U.S.S. Olympia C-6 Ceramic or Porcelain Ship Advertising Coffee Cup
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The picture below shows three larger views around this United States Navy U.S.S. Olympia C-6 Ceramic or Porcelain Ship Advertising Coffee Cup. There is only one coffee cup being offered here. The U.S.S. Olympia ship is pictured as well as, an anchor, and stars. The cup is imprinted in black and marked as follows:

USS OLYMPIA
INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
CRUISE OLYMPIA
BATTLE OF MANILA BAY
1898 - 1998

The cup or mug measures 3-3/4'' tall. It appears to be in mint unused condition as pictured.

Below here, for reference, is some information about the U.S.S. Olympia C-6:

U.S.S. Olympia (C-6)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

History
United States
Name: U.S.S. Olympia
Namesake: The City of Olympia, Washington
Ordered: 7 September 1888
Builder: Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California
Laid down: 17 June 1891
Launched: 5 November 1892
Sponsored by: Miss Ann B. Dickie
Commissioned: 5 February 1895
Decommissioned: 9 November 1899
Commissioned: January 1902
Decommissioned: 2 April 1906
Commissioned: 1916
Decommissioned: 9 December 1922
Reclassified: CA-15, 17 July 1920, CL-15, 8 August 1921, IX-40, 30 June 1931
Refit: 1901, 1902, 1916
Struck: 11 September 1957
Identification: Hull symbol: C-6, Hull symbol: CA-15, Hull symbol: CL-15, Hull symbol: IX-24
Nicknames: “Queen of the Pacific”, “The Winged O”
Fate: Restored as Museum Ship
Status: Museum ship.
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Protected cruiser
Displacement: 5,586 long tons (5,676 t) (standard), 6,588 long tons (6,694 t) (full load)
Length: 344 feet 1 inch (104.88 m)
Beam: 53 feet (16 m)
Draft: 21 feet 6 inches (6.55 m)
Installed power: 17,000 ihp (13,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 vertical triple expansion steam engines, 6 boilers (4 double ended, 2 single ended), 2 screws
Speed: 21.7 knots (40.2 km/h; 25.0 mph)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Capacity: 1,169 short tons (1,060 t) coal (maximum)
Complement: 33 officers and 395 enlisted
Armament: 4 - 8 inch (203 mm)/35 cal Mark 4 guns (2×2), 10 - 5 inch (127 mm)/40 cal Mark 2 guns (10×1), 14 – 6 pounder 57 mm (2.24 in) Driggs-Schroeder RF guns, 6 – 1 pounder 37 mm (1.46 in) guns, 4 Gatling guns, 6 - 17.7 inch (450 mm) above surface torpedo tubes, firing Whitehead Mark 1 torpedoes
Armor: Deck: 4.75 inch (12.1 cm) on slopes, 2 inch (5.1 cm) flat, 3 in (7.6 cm) ends
Barbettes: 4.5 inch (11 cm)
Turrets: 3.5 inch (8.9 cm); 4 inch (10 cm) (shields to 5 inch guns)
General characteristics (1917)
Armament: 10 - 5 inch (127 mm)/51 cal Mark 8 guns (10×1)
U.S.S. Olympia: U.S. National Register of Historic Places, U.S. National Historic Landmark, at the Independence Seaport Museum in 2007, is located in Pennsylvania, Penn's Landing Marina, South Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Built: 1892
Built by: Union Iron Works of San Francisco
NRHP reference: #66000692[4]
Added to NRHP: 15 October 1966

The U.S.S. Olympia (C-6/CA-15/CL-15/IX-40) is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This vessel became famous as the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish - American War in 1898. The ship was decommissioned after returning to the U.S. in 1899, but was returned to active service in 1902. She served until World War I as a training ship for naval cadets and as a floating barracks in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1917, she was mobilized again for war service, patrolling the American coast and escorting transport ships.

After World War I, Olympia participated in the 1919 Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War and conducted cruises in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas to promote peace in the unstable Balkan countries. In 1921, the ship carried the remains of World War I's Unknown Soldier from France to Washington, D.C., where his body was interred in Arlington National Cemetery. Olympia was decommissioned for the last time in December 1922 and placed in reserve.

In 1957, the U.S. Navy ceded title to the Cruiser Olympia Association, which restored the ship to her 1898 configuration. Since then, Olympia has been a museum ship in Philadelphia, where it is now part of the Independence Seaport Museum. Olympia was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. Olympia is the oldest steel U.S. warship still afloat. Repairs, estimated at $10 - $20 million, were desperately needed to keep the Olympia afloat, and in 2010 the Independence Seaport Museum considered finding a new steward for the Ship. By 2014, the museum reversed its plan to find a new steward and soon obtained funding from private donors as well as federal and state agencies to begin work on repairing the ship. The museum invested in extensive stabilization measures including reinforcing the most deteriorated areas of the hull, expanding the alarm system, installing a network of bilge pumping stand pipes (which will provide greater damage control capability in the unlikely event of a hull breach), extensive deck patching and extensive repair and recoating of the ship's rigging. This work was made possible by donations from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The U.S. Cruiser Sailors Association, and many individual donors. By 2017, the museum completed the first phase of repairs to the ship and has embarked on an ambitious national campaign to raise the $20 million dollars needed to dry dock the Olympia and address waterline deterioration of the hull.

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United States Navy U.S.S. Olympia C-6 Ceramic or Porcelain Ship Advertising Coffee Cup


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