Rare 1939 Submarine Model of the USS Squalus Salvage Unit from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
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Rare 1939 Submarine Model of the USS Squalus Salvage Unit from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Code: usnlm20004csu


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Rare 1939 submarine model of the USS Squalus Salvage Unit from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The base of the model reads: "SQUALUS SALVAGE UNIT MAY 23, 1939 - SEPT. 15, 1939". The Squalus was launched from Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard on September 14th, 1938 and sunk off Rye, NH on May 23, 1939 during a test dive. A rescue effort on May 24-25 saved 33 crewmen. The ship was raised and towed to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in September 1939, decommissioned that November, and then re-commissioned as the USS Sailfish (SS-192).

VINTAGE: Circa 1939.

SIZE: Approximately 7-1/4" in length x 1-1/2" in height; Base: 1-7/8" in diameter.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Chrome plated brass, black painted details.

ATTACHMENT: Screw-fastened base for setting on a desk or mantle.

MARKINGS: "SQUALUS SALVAGE UNIT MAY 23, 1939 - SEPT. 15, 1939"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MGJX16 LCEJX11/16 psCFJX11/16 SCFJX06/20

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The sub model shows moderate wear and patina, much of the chrome plated details remain, overall very fine condition.

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