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    Posted 7 years ago

    fortapache
    (2840 items)

    This is a 21" x 15" framed photo of the WWII transport the USS La Salle.
    This was a troop transport that served from March 1943 until July 25th 1946. It was sold for commercial use and scrapped in 1968.
    As can be seen this was made for Bob Miller who served as a radio man on the ship. I fear he has passed on otherwise this would probably still be in his possession. The ship had 8 battle stars, only 5 are seen here. They appear to be pre computer with cut-out stars and type from a type writer.
    I thought the 5" gun on the stern was interesting. According to Wikipedia it had a 5",' 12 x 20mm, cannon, and 4 .50 cal machine gun. But that sure does look like a 3" gun on the bow.

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    Comments

    1. Trey Trey, 7 years ago
      Very cool;)
    2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 years ago
      Snap. Very nice. It's framed really nicely too.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Great ship souvenir-- this style of souvenir was very post WW2 for US Navy veterans.

      Thanks for sharing.

      scott
    4. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much Trey.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      And thank you very much Vintagefran.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      And thank you very much for the additional info Scottvez.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you aghcollect.
    8. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 7 years ago
      Beautiful, and a rich history.
    9. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      I had a typing problem with my comment. Meant to say that these were a POPULAR souvenir item for WW2 US Navy veterans. Most that I have seen were made near the end or right after the War.

      scott
    10. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. I think that dates it pretty well. It is getting close to 70 years old.
      I am still thinking they put a big gun in the forecastle.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you
      Roycroftbooksfromme1
      blunderbuss2
      Vetraio50
    12. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68 and ho2cultcha.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you sklo42.
    14. paulmartin paulmartin, 7 years ago
      Looks like it has found a great home ! A majestic ship indeed !!
    15. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much paulmartin.

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