U.S.S. Nevada. Brass Rum Cup Theater-made, circa 1940-41
made from the lower part of a shell casing, engraved with an anchor and lettered, 'U.S.S. Nevada'. 2-3/4 x 2-3/4 in. (6.9 x 6.9 cm.) height x diameter.
Provenance: The War Museum
The U.S.S. Nevada was one of the only ships to get under way during the attack on Pearl Harbor, but received hits from a torpedo and 6 bombs, forcing her to beach. She was repaired and went on to serve in the Atlantic on convoy escort duty. She also served as a fire-support ship at Normandy, and in Southern France, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.