This is a wonderful WWII Portsmouth Naval Shipyard desk plaque of the USS Billfish (SS-286), a well decorated submarine that went on 8 War Patrols during the Second World War. The Billfish, while on patrol in Japan, was the target of a harsh attack by a Japanese destroyer and its depth charges. The submarine sustained heavy damages, as did most of the crew, but due to quick thinking of Lieutenant Charles W. Rush, the submarine was able to escape the assault and finish the patrol.
About 6-1/2” x 4-1/4” x 2-1/4”
Heave plastic, steel, and felt
“U.S.S. BILLFISH. LAUNCHED NOVEMBER 12, 1942. COMMISIONED APRIL 20, 1943.”
This is from a US Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJJL17 LDEJX4/17
9- (Excellent-Near Mint): This plaque is only slightly tarnished and the submarine itself is in excellent condition
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.