WWII Lost Boat USS Cisco SS-290 Celluloid Launch Badge Pin Portsmouth Navy Yard
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WWII Lost Boat USS Cisco SS-290 Celluloid Launch Badge Pin Portsmouth Navy Yard

Code: usnlb20290ci

$55.00


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ARTIFACT: This is a launch badge from a lost boat, USS Cisco SS-290. Courtesy of www.hazegray.org: Cisco (SS-290) was launched 24 December 1942 by Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H.; sponsored by Mrs. A.C. Bennett, through her proxy, Mrs. N. Robertson; commissioned 10 May 1943, Commander J. W. Coe in command; and reported to the Pacific Fleet. Cisco sailed from Panama 7 August 1943 for Brisbane, Australia, arriving 1 September to assume local patrol duties, until 18 September, when she docked at Port Darwin. She put out on her first war patrol 20 September, but never returned. Japanese records tell of sighting a submarine leaking oil on 28 September in an area where Cisco is known to have been the only submarine then operating. Japanese records state this submarine was sunk by bombs and depth charges. Cisco is thus presumed to have been lost in action 28 September 1943.

VINTAGE: Circa 1942.

SIZE: About 1-3/4" in diameter.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Celluloid button.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal safety-style pin.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. 1@VAX91 1@RCV99 6@VDX95{S(1)VEEX10/21} 1@REZ93 1@MEX14 LCEX07/07 SLEEX7/11 

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): This badge shows minor wear, and the one you receive will either be this one or one in very similar condition.

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