You will need blue/green glasses to see these photos in 3D.
This is the USS. Olympia at the Seaport Museum in Phillidelphia.
This was the flag ship of Admiral Dewey during the Spanish American War.
There is an old US submarine that lives next to the Olympia.
These ships were build 50 years apart and they both shot torpedoes out of the bow.
Notice the Olympia has a bow that is built for ramming.
This is the top of a triple expansion steam engine, the Olympia has two of these.
They were the very best and most powerful steam engines of the day.
The steam would get used three times as it passed through the engines, very effecient.
Being an iron ship the Olympia sometimes needed to be able to create parts for herself while at sea.
This is the machinest shop aboard the ship.
The machines are all powered by the big leather belts that came down from the spinning shaft in the ceiling.
They were not bothered by engine or belt guards in those days.
Doing precision machining in a rolling ship must have been an interesting proposition.
This is one of the many guns you saw poking out of the side of the ship.
They are all over the place.
High seas must have played hob with those things.
These are the washing machines.
Hmm, or were these the cooking pots in the kitchen?
Everything was steam driven from the main boilers, so there was always plenty of heat.
This is the ass end of another big gun.
It would be odd to get used to having these things all around you every day.
Another big gun, and a huge shell.
This ship had two big turrets on the main deck and I believe that is what this big shell is for.
This is the captains quarters.
The beautifully hand carved built in woodwork and lovely furniture give an air of elegance.
The decore is complimented with huge 5 inch naval guns ready for action.
Talk about a man's room!
There are plenty of deck guns for plinking throughout the ship.
You will not see any anti-aircraft guns on this ship.
Areoplanes were not being used for warfare yet.
This is the main ships wheel.
The odd thing in front of the wheel is the compass.
This is the outside compass.
I believe it was also used to aim the big guns.
This is a detail of one of the big guns.
It would be interesting to know how it works.
This is on the backside of one of the big internal guns.
Even from the backside the USS. Olympia is an impressive sight.