USS Olympia Plans

USS Olympia Plans of the US Navy Protected Cruiser from the Spanish-American War. Model boat builders, Historians and Educators: Download it here in either 1/96 or 1/144 scale.

Purchase a set of USS Olympia plans here for building the protected cruiser USS Olympia of Spanish-American War fame. This plan can be used for:

  • plank on bulkhead
  • bread-and-butter model boat construction
  • hang on the wall for education or inspiration
A contemporary plan of the USS Olympia showing "General Arrangements".
uss olympia plans

The Scanned General Arrangement Plan is from 1893, so predates the ship's first commission. It has been re-sized to the correct scale and digitally enhanced. As a result, the plan sheet is remarkably clear and detailed.

CAD generated hull lines and buttocks templates for Bread-and-Butter construction.
uss olympia lines plan

The lines plan is CAD generated and lofted. It has been drafted with 18 sections - plenty for a plank-on-bulkhead project. The buttocks templates has been provided for those interested in using the bread-and-butter method. The buttocks have been spaced to correctly correlate to commercially available lumber:

  • 1/144 scale
    • 3/8" thick hobby lumber or "thin wood"
    • 4/4 (3/4" thick) lumber using every other buttock template
  • 1/96 scale: commercial "4/4" (3/4" thick finished) lumber
CAD generated section templates - ideal for plank-on-bulkhead construction.
uss olympia section templates

Each section has been laid out in a separate pdf document on regular "letter" (8 1/2 X 11 inch) paper. For those outside the US, the template can be printed (and still fit) onto A4 size paper. Just make sure you select "scaling" = "None" when printing.

Each template has a horizontal line going through it representing the Design Water Line (DWL) and a vertical center line. Both are there with the intent to aid the process of referencing bulkheads to keelson.

  • The plans package include the following pdf files:
  • One large sheet: General Arrangements
  • One large sheet - Lines Plan and Buttocks Templates
  • A pdf document with the eighteen Section Templates laid out
  • A Midship Cross Section at 1/4" = 1'

USS Olympia

1:96 scale in a single zip file.

Price: $19.95

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USS Olympia

1:144 scale in a single zip file.

Price: $19.95

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USS Olympia Model

Read about Roger Kreiter's model of the USS Olympia built from these plans.


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