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Medals, Photos, Commissioning Jack, and Lucky Bag of 1925 USNA Graduate Captain Frederick Frank Sima
ARTIFACT: This is a small grouping of 1925 United States Naval Academy at Annapolis graduate and eventual Captain, Frederick Frank Sima. Sima's early service was with the Atlantic Fleet in the Far East aboard the USS Pittsburgh, among other ships, and with the Yangtze River Patrol (through Autumn 1930). He subsequently became part of the Naval Reserve. He ran a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Texas for five years before WWII broke out, when he returned to service: he was a "tombstone" Rear Admiral and was attached to the sub base at Pearl Harbor during the attack. After 1942 he commanded Mine Division 13 and other groups. After the war he participated in minesweeping missions and captained several ships, retiring in 1957. A highly decorated officer, Sima was awarded many medals for his early service, a Legion of Merit with a "V" for Valor, a Gold Star, a Bronze Star with a "V", the Argentina Order of Naval Merit and several other World War II service medals.
VINTAGE: Circa 1925-1950.
SIZE: Commissioning Jacks: approximately 74" by 2-3/4" each; other items are of various sizes.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Major leaf: gilt sterling; Jacks, woven wool, Medals: bronze with silk ribbons, other items are of various materials.
ATTACHMENT: Medals and ribbons have various attachments.
MARKINGS: Lucky Bag: FREDERICK FRANK SIMA on cover;
ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJEFX13 LBBJJX4/13 hBBJJX11/14 NVAJJX13 SLDGEX05/10/20 psSLDIEX05/11/20
CONDITION: 8- (Overall Very Fine-Excellent): The items are overall in excellent condition; the two older photos have separation on their folders.