A commemorative aluminum ashtray for the U.S.S. Wasp
Bethlehem Steel Co., 1939 or 1942
An aluminum Officers ward room ashtray for the carrier USS Wasp, marked B.S.Co. and Wasp W.R. Mess, for either the first, CV-7 (1939-42) which was sunk in the Battle of Guadalcanal, or its namesake CV-18 (1943-72), and probably produced on the occasion of the launching of the vessel in April 1939 or August 1943 by the Bethlehem Steel Co. shipyard, in Quincy Mass where both ships were made. Together with 2 postcards of the CV-7.
7-1/2 in. (19 cm.) diameter. (3)