U.S.S. Bainbridge medal

Object Number: 
2007.18.4.3
Date: 
1962
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Engraved "Henry R. Luce"
Description: 
Circular bronze medal; obverse with rope border and central image of sailing ship, "U.S.S. BAINBRIDGE / MOBILITY / ENDURANCE / VERSATILITY"; reverse, central image of ship and "WORLD'S FIRST NUCLEAR POWERED FRIGATE / USS BAINBRIDGE DLG(N)25 / BUILT BY / BETHLEHEM STEEL CO / QUINCY YARD / 1962"; engraved "Henry R. Luce".
Gallery Label: 
This medal belonged to Henry R. Luce (1898-1967), founder of Time, Fortune, and Life Magazines and one of the most powerful figures in the history of American journalism.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila Luce and H. Christopher Luce in memory of Henry Luce III
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group