Flags from the USS Arizona
Lot 60
A U.S. Navy Flag Group from the U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6)
1936-46 34 x 68 in. (86.3 x 172.7 cm.) the American flag; 35 x 40 in. (88.9 x 101.6 cm.) the absentee flag; and smaller. 5
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Flags from the USS Arizona
Lot Details
A U.S. Navy Flag Group from the U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6)
1936-46
an American Flag flown from the Enterprise (with typed note stapled to the flag attesting to the fact), the hoist stenciled 'US No 10 MI 44'; a white admiral's absentee flag flown from the U.S.S. Enterprise, a typed note stapled to the flag, This Admiral's pennant was flown from the yardarm of USS Enterprise CV6, a nickel alloy launching ashtray for the U.S.S. Enterprise, made in 1936, and stamped 'Newport News Shipbuilding and dry Dock Co. Builder'; a U.S.S. Enterprise Veterans Association Certificate for Ernest B. Turp who served as Quartermaster 3rd Class, June 1945 to June 1946. dated Sept 16 1984; together with Turp's personal ships knife in its leather scabbard, inked with his serial no. 7249.
34 x 68 in. (86.3 x 172.7 cm.) the American flag; 35 x 40 in. (88.9 x 101.6 cm.) the absentee flag; and smaller. (5)

Footnotes

  • The U.S.S. Enterprise was the third Yorktown-class aircraft carrier to be built (and only the 6th carrier that the US built), and was launched in Newport News in 1936. The vessel was the most decorated carrier of the Pacific campaign, serving in over 20 of the 22 battles in the Pacific Theater (the next carrier served in 13 battles), constantly on station and in action. She was one of only 3 pre-war carriers to serve the entire war, and was decommissioned in 1947.
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