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Ashtray

Ashtray
Title
Ashtray
Date 
1937
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 13.7 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Oval cast bronze souvenir ashtray of the U.S.S. Honolulu with an image of the ship steaming toward an island with a hut and palm trees; four depressions for setting down cigarettes on the raised flat lip; lip inscribed, "LAUNCHED/ U.S.S. HONOLULU/ AUG 26TH 1937/ NAVY YARD N.Y."
Credit Line 
Gift of Lieutenant Abel I. Smith, U. S. N. R.
Object Number 
1945.497
Marks 
cast: on the raised flat lip: "LAUNCHED/ U.S.S. HONOLULU/ AUG 26TH 1937/ NAVY YARD N.Y."
Gallery Label 
The U.S.S. Honolulu was built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, officially known as the New York Naval Shipyard. It was launched in 1937 and participated in naval engagements during World War II.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group