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    Posted 11 years ago

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    The USS Milwaukee was a cruiser in the US Navy from 1923-44. It replaced an earlier ship of that name which wrecked off the California coast in 1919. In 1944 the ship was loaned to the USSR and they returned it about 20 years later. Above left is a silver medal of merit that may have been issued on board the ship by the Captain. In the center is an enameled pin of the ship's veterans group and at the right is an early photo of the ship. Does anyone reading this know of any other similar ships medals?

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    1. beachbomb beachbomb, 11 years ago
      I have never seen an award/medal such as that one, below is a little more information about the ship.



      Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - India - Sierra - Mike

      Displacement 7,050 Tons, Dimensions, 555' 6" (oa) x 55' 4" x 20' (Max)
      Armament 12 x 6"/53, 2 x 3"/50AA, 10 x 21" tt.
      Armor, 3" Belt, 1 1/2" Deck, 1 1/2 Conning Tower.
      Machinery, 90,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
      Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 458.
      Operational and Building Data
      Keel laid on 13 DEC 1918 at Seattle Construction & Dry Dock Co., Seattle WA
      Launched by Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co. Seattle, WA on 24 MAR 1921 Commissioned 20 JUN 1923
      Transferred on loan to Soviet Union on 20 APR 1944
      Transferred back to United States on 16 MAR 1949
      Decommissioned 18 MAR 1949
      Stricken 18 MAR 1949
      Fate: Sold for scrap 10 DEC 1949 to American Shipbreakers, Inc., Wilmington, DE

    2. Militarist Militarist, 11 years ago
      Thanks guys, it is the only one like it that I have ever seen. Stumbled across it on ebay about 10 years ago.

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