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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1895/02/00 Union Iron Works Naval Architect Commissioned in February, Olympia departs the Union Iron Works yard in San Francisco and steams inland to the US Navy's Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo. When outfitting is completed, Captain John J Read will take command.
1898/01/03 George Dewey US Naval Commander Commodore George Dewey raises his flag on USS OLYMPIA and assumes command of the squadron.
1921/10/03 The USS OLYMPIA departs Philadelphia for Le Havre, France, to bring the remains of the Unknown Soldier home for internment in Arlington National Cemetery. Establishing the Tomb of the Unknown US Soldier
1921/10/25 Escorted by French destroyers, the USS OLYMPIA departs France with the World War I Unknown Soldier. Captain Graves Erskine assigns his marines to keep a vigil in four hour shifts. Establishing the Tomb of the Unknown US Soldier

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Particulars for USS OLYMPIA:
Vehicle Type Boat
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Naval Facility
Owner Private
Boat Type Ship
Sight Category Vehicle

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000692
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Union Iron Works of San Francisco
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: c 1898
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Naval facility
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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