American Chestnut, Commodore Dewey edition

Via the Independence Seaport Museum in Philly, where Dewey’s flagship Olympia and the old Balao-class diesel boat USS Becuna have been on display for generations:

“The Admiral/Captain’s stateroom aboard cruiser Olympia is paneled with American chestnut, which is now considered ‘functionally extinct’ according to The American Chestnut Foundation due to disease in that particular species.”

Olympia’s Admiral’s and Captain’s quarters today

Olympia’s Admiral’s stateroom in 1899

Olympia’s Admiral’s stateroom in 1899, looking aft

Olympia’s Captain’s stateroom in 1902

Of note, Olympia’s 125th birthday is this year, so if you are the City of Brotherly Love, swing on by and salute the old girl.

One comment

  • “RHIP” (Rank Has It’s Privilege), and in “Dewey’s” case some more then others of the same rank…

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