Six Groups Want the USS Olympia

Ship in Philly gets national suitors

The USS Olympia—currently housed in Philadelphia—is the only remaining naval ship from the Spanish-American war. Six groups from across the country have filed paperwork in an attempt to obtain ownership of the vessel. The Olympia is a National Historic Landmark and is in need of some serious repairs. The Scoop has heard of a fixer-upper, but dropping $10 million on repairing a century-old warship seems like a lot. That’s like—11 Arlene Ackerman buyouts or 400,000 Hunter Pence t-shirt jerseys. [CBS 3]