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This pen was handcrafted from teak removed during the 1999-2000 deck restoration on board battleship USS Massachusetts, also referred to as Big Mamie. The ship was built in Quincy, Massachusetts and delivered to the Boston Navy Yard in April 1942. Battleship Massachusetts went into action on November 8, 1942 in Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, where she silenced an enemy battleship and sank two destroyers, two merchant ships, and a floating drydock.

The USS "Constitution" is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. It's a 3-masted heavy frigate first launched in 1797. She is still a commissioned US Naval ship

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Image from the bow of the battleship USS Massachsetts shortly before the start of the Naval Battle of Casablanca on November 8, 1942. Read more: http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?f=338&t=3918&start=1090#ixzz3SVd7LCuA

California History 17 March 1946, The USS Indiana (BB-58), USS Massachusetts (BB-59), and USS Alabama (BB-60) tied up at the Embarcadero, San Francisco.

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US NAVY SHIP c1908 POSTCARD USS MASSACHUSETTS BATTLESHIP