USS OLYMPIA (SSN 717)
The original USS OLYMPIA was commissioned February 5, 1895. Her first assignment was that of
Flagship for the Asiatic Fleet. This led to the historical day at Manila Bay when Commodore
Dewey turned to Captain Gridley and ordered "Fire when ready." OLYMPIA's guns were the first to
cry out, leading to the destruction of Spain's Asian Fleet.
The OLYMPIA is the United States Navy's 104th nuclear powered submarine and the 95th of the
attack submarine fleet. She is the 29th of the Los Angeles nuclear powered fast attack submarine
class to be delivered to the Navy Submarine fleet. OLYMPIA began her waterborne career on 30
April 1983 when she was launched at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydocking Company in Newport
News, Virginia. OLYMPIA was christened by Mrs. Dorothy Williams, and was commissioned on 17
In February of 1986, OLYMPIA set sail for her new homeport in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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