USS Arizona launch medal and ashtray
Lot 4
A launching medal and ward room ashtray for the U.S.S. Arizona
1915 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diameter of ashtray and smaller. 2
Sold for US$ 1,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A launching medal and ward room ashtray for the U.S.S. Arizona
1915
the launching medal in brass, with the original ribbon and pin, the obverse with a stylistic form of the letters of Arizona, and the reverse with cast letters U.S.S. Arizona launched June 19. 1915; together with a brass ward room ashtray, lettered U.S.S. Arizona W.R.
6 in. (15.2 cm.) diameter of ashtray and smaller. (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    These medals were presented by Mrs. Wm. Hoggan, the sponsor of the U.S.S. Arizona, to the official guests at the launching. The medals are made of brass parts recovered from the battleship U.S.S. Maine. The U.S.S. Arizona was built in Brooklyn and launched in front of some 75,000 people on June 19th 1915. To acknowledge the new prohibition laws, two bottles were used for the launch, a bottle of sparkling wine from Ohio and a bottle of water filled from the Roosevelt Dam. After the launch the new vessel was towed to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for fitting.
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