Olympia, 2-war naval veteran, battles for survival

An Aug. 30, 2010 photo shows the USS Olympia, which served as flagship of the Asiatic Squadron in the Spanish-American War, in Philadelphia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. Without a major refurbishment to its aging steel skin, the Olympia either will sink at its moorings on the Delaware River, be sold for scrap, or be scuttled for an artificial reef 90 miles south. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (AP)

September 6, 2010 6:07:18 AM PDT
The USS Olympia, a one-of-a-kind steel cruiser that returned home to a hero's welcome after a history-changing victory in the Spanish-American War, is a proud veteran fighting what may be its final battle.

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