Rare & Beautiful 1919 Bronze USS California Launching Badge from Mare Island Navy Yard
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Rare & Beautiful 1919 Bronze USS California Launching Badge from Mare Island Navy Yard

Code: 0t72usnlb00002miny

$245.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This Beautiful Launching Medal is from the launch of the USS California (BB-44), a Tennessee-class battleship constructed by Mare Island Naval Shipyard, based in Vallejo, California. The USS California served as the flagship of the Pacific Fleet for twenty years. Is was sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor, but was quickly salvaged, repaired, and relaunched to join WWII. The USS California was a very influential ship during its life, playing a key role in the Battle of Surigao Strait. This medal is in excellent condition.

VINTAGE: Circa 1919

SIZE: Approximately 1-15/16" x 1- 1/4

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Bronze

ATTACHMENT: N/A.

MARKINGS: Front: U.S.S. CALIFORNIA. LAUNCHED NOV. 20-1919. NAVY YARD MARE ISLAND CALIF.

Back: MADE BY. F.J. BIJCHART. DIE SINKING DEPT. MARE. IS. NAVY. YD.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Navy Shipyard Launching collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJX16 LBDEX01/17

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Very minimal oxidization. So many of the small details on this medal remain, making for a stunning piece from the rope and bear on the front to the crossed flags and poppy flowers on the back.

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