• Length: 344 Feet
  • Beam: 53 feet
  • Displacement: 5,870 tons
  • Crew: 33 Officers, 396 enlisted men
  • Top Speed: 22 knots (25mph)
  • Coal Consumption at Top Speed: 633 lbs./minute

Launched in 1892, Cruiser Olympia (C-6) is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world.

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Historic Ship Collections

Along with the Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, the Seaport Museum also maintains a vast collection of historical artifacts and records relating to both vessels. The Cruiser Olympia Collection has been inventoried and a collections guide can be found on the Online Catalog page of the website.

For more information about either historic ship's collection, please contact the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library. If you are interested in donating historical artifacts and records to the collections, please contact Chief Curator Craig Bruns at or 215-413-8619.

Interested in volunteering aboard Cruiser Olympia? Contact Greg Williams, Submarine Becuna Manager, Shipboard Educator, and Volunteer Coordinator, at or 215-413-8679.

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