Sailors from the USS Olympia, a Los Angeles-based Navy submarine, will pay a visit to their submarine’s namesake city Saturday, and do some good works while they are here.
Some sailors will have breakfast at O’Blarney’s before helping assemble food bags for Homeless Backpacks at 10 a.m. . Other crew members will do some cleaning in downtown Olympia and hand out food at the Interfaith Works winter warming shelter from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. That will be followed by a lunch hosted by the Olympia Yacht Club from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Finally, the sailors will participate in a host-a-sailor scavenger hunt in downtown Olympia until 4 p.m.
The USS Olympia is the second ship named after the city of Olympia. It was commissioned on Nov. 17, 1984. It is 362 feet long. The nuclear attack sub displaces 6,900 tons and can be armed with Mark-48 torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles.