Wonderful WWII USS Billfish (SS-286) Desk Plaque from Portsmouth Navy Yard
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Wonderful WWII USS Billfish (SS-286) Desk Plaque from Portsmouth Navy Yard

Code: 0t60usnl20001blf


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Product Description

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Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we are OUT OF THE OFFICE from January 22nd through 26th, returning on Monday January 27th, and we will not be able to ship during those dates. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship after 01/23/20 until 01/27/20.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: 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.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: About 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" x 2-1/4

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Heave plastic, steel, and felt

ATTACHMENT: None

MARKINGS: "U.S.S. BILLFISH. LAUNCHED NOVEMBER 12, 1942. COMMISIONED APRIL 20, 1943."

ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJJL17 LDEJX4/17

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent-Near Mint): This plaque is only slightly tarnished and the submarine itself is in excellent condition

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