Ext Rare 1969 USS Hornet Apollo 12 Prime Recovery Vessel Beer Mug Stein
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Ext Rare 1969 USS Hornet Apollo 12 Prime Recovery Vessel Beer Mug Stein

Code: usnpg60012apl

$285.00




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ARTIFACT: This is an Extremely Rare 1969 USS Hornet Apollo 12 Prime Recovery Vessel Beer Mug Stein. 

USS Hornet (CVS-12) regarding the Apollo 11 and 12 landings and recovery by ship in 1969. The Hornet recovered the astronauts from the first moon landing mission, Apollo 11, on 24 July 1969. President Nixon was on board to welcome the returning astronauts back to Earth, where they lived in quarantine aboard Hornet prior to transfer to the Lunar Receiving Laboratory at Houston. Images from Apollo 11 include: President Nixon visiting the with the astronauts from outside the quarantine trailer, recovery of the capsule, astronauts in a lifeboat, USS Hornet hoisting the capsule onboard ship, a helicopter bringing the astronauts out of the sea, and President Nixon meeting with ship’s personnel. USS Hornet once again served in the space program with the recovery of Apollo 12 on 24 November. Returning astronauts Charles Conrad, Jr., Alan L. Bean, and Richard F. Gordon, Jr., were picked up from their splashdown point near American Samoa. 

VINTAGE: 1969.

SIZE: Approximately: 5" in height x 4-1/2" in diameter on the bottom, and 3-1/4" in diameter on the top. Total length with the handle: 5-5/8"..

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Ceramic.

ATTACHMENT: Handle.

MARKINGS: Florence CERAMICS CO. A SUBSIDIARY OF SORIPTO

Note: Florence Ceramics was in business in Pasadena, Calif., from 1942 to 1977. The company was sold to Scripto Corp. in 1964. Scripto made cups, mugs, trays, banks and advertising items. Scripto Co. closed in 1977.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEX19 LBGEX05/04/24 PsLBHEX05/24

CONDITION: 9+ (Near Mint-)

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.