"Battleship USS North Carolina" Commemorative Pen Z99F130

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"Battleship USS North Carolina" Commemorative Pen
This collectible pen was handcrafted from teak decking removed from the battleship USS North Carolina. This historic ship was launched on June 13,1940 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  BB 55 was the first of the Navy's modern battleships and the first built in sixteen years.  She was commissioned on April 9, 1941.  During her shakedown cruises and trips into New York Harbor she earned the nickname "The Showboat".  She was in New York Harbor when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941.  BB 55 entered the Pacific on June 10, 1942, logging over 300,000 miles during the next three years.
The USS North Carolina participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific area of operation, earning more battle stars than any other battleship in the US Navy.  Tokyo Rose reported her sunk on six separate occasions, much to the surprise of her over 2,000 officers and crew!
BB 55 was decommissioned on June 27, 1947.  The dedication and hard work of the people of North Carolina saved this proud ship. On April 29, 1962 she was dedicated as a memorial to North Carolinians of all services killed in WWII. Today you can visit the USS North Carolina at Eagles Island, Wilmington, N.C.
This "Sierra style" ballpoint pen uses a Parker™ type refill. To change the cartridge, simply unscrew the nib assembly.  
MADE IN AMERICA, MADE IN OLD TOWN, MAINE
We hope you enjoy this extremely rare "Piece of the Past"

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