For sale is a beautiful polished inlaid wood serving tray with the insignia of the USS San Francisco (SSN 711). Tray was likely used by the boat captain in quarters. The craftsmanship is exquisite and the inlaid wood is made up of at.
Pieces of wood hand carved for placement on the tray. A US Navy sailor likely hand carved the unknown. Of wood with intricate inlaid design elements. Tray is highly polished to a smooth finish and. Stained in multiple hues to capture the artwork.The tray measures approximately 13" x 20" x 1 and weighs about 1 pound (16 oz). Two identical matching trays are available.
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia was awarded the contract to build USS San Francisco on 1 August 1975. She was launched on 27 October 1979 and commissioned on 24 April 1981 with Commander J.
San Francisco joined Submarine Force US Pacific Fleet following an initial shakedown cruise, and moved to her homeport at Pearl Harbor. She completed deployments in 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1986 with the U. Seventh Fleet and various independent operations in the Pacific in 1986, earning the Battle Efficiency "E" for Submarine Squadron Seven in 1985. She earned a Navy Unit Commendation and a second Battle Efficiency "E" for Submarine Squadron Seven, and her crew was awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal for independent operations in 1988. San Francisco entered a Depot Modernization Period at Pearl Harbor from 1989 to 1990 and then went on to conduct deployments to the Western Pacific in 1992 and 1994.The submarine was awarded the 1994 Commander Submarine Squadron Seven "T" for excellence in tactical operations and a Meritorious Unit Commendation for the 1994 Western Pacific deployment. On 18 December 2002, San Francisco arrived at her new homeport at Apra Harbor, Guam. On 8 January 2005 at 02:43 GMT, San Francisco collided with an undersea mountain about 364 nautical miles (675 km) southeast of Guam while operating at flank (maximum) speed at a depth of 525 feet (160 m).
Official US Navy reporting subsequent to the grounding cited the location as "in the vicinity of the Caroline Islands". The position of the impact was estimated by a newspaper account as 7°45'06.0"N 147°12'36.0"E, between Pikelot and Lamotrek Atolls. He collision was so serious that the vessel was almost lost; accounts detail a desperate struggle for positive buoyancy to surface after the forward ballast tanks were ruptured.
Ninety-eight crewmen were injured, and Machinist's Mate Second Class Joseph Allen Ashley, 24, of Akron, Ohio, died from head injuries on 9 January. Other injuries to the crew included broken bones, spinal injury, and lacerations. On 10 October 2008, San Francisco undocked after a successful bow replacement at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
The dry-docking project involved cutting more than one million pounds of forward ballast tanks and sonar sphere off the former USS Honolulu and attaching them to San Francisco. San Francisco completed repairs and sea trials in April 2009, then shifted homeport to Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, California. Her change of command and farewell ceremony was held on 4 November 2016, after which she was homeported to Norfolk for conversion. The item "USS San Francisco (SSN-711) US Navy Inlaid Wood Serving Tray" is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Militaria (Date Unknown)\Navy". The seller is "jackemoe" and is located in Parkton, Maryland.
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