Item is in great condition and is a very rare and vintage item. Sometimes, ships have something like this on a large wooden “Welcome Board” on their quarterdeck or, mounted on a plaque. This has the Arkansas MOTTO “Defender of Opportunity” on the front. The USS Arkansas was 1 of only 8 Nuclear Powered Cruisers ever built for the U. This Virginia Class Cruiser was decommissioned in June of 1998 following 18 years of service. This is a rare piece of history and would look great as part of any military history buff’s collection. Hours of searching on the internet did not return any results for similar item for this warship. UPDATE: Item appears to be Bronze. It is non-magnetic, is a “dull” gold. It does not scratch as easily as brass. Both brass and bronze were used in nautical settings due to it’s high resistance to corrosion. A great Birthday, or other gift idea! The item “USS ARKANSAS CGN-41 VTG Heavy Bronze/Brass Medallion 6.5 Dia Plaque Very RARE” is in sale since Saturday, June 6, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Militaria (Date Unknown)\Navy”. The seller is “steal_dealss” and is located in Monterey, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Type: Placard
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States