US Navy MCB 7 SeaBee Construction Battalion Seven

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 05,2006
  • Channel: Online Auction

Great gift for Battalion members, active and retired alike! Custom Made to Order!

Stock# FP113006.1

This auction is for a 9 inch diameter wall clock with a 7 inch diameter face that features the insignia of US Naval Construction Battalion Seven (see below for the history of this great unit). The clock body is plastic and has a satin navy blue finish. The hands are gold-tone and t is a sweep second hand. The clock runs on a single AA battery (not included). The clock does have a clear plastic lens which was removed to reduce glare when the listing photo was taken.

This seller specializes in gift clocks that celebrate our wonderful military units. We have access to high quality photos of all military branches including specific squadron aircraft, vessels and their identifying patches. We have designed gift clocks for squadron reunions which include WWII units that have been de-commissioned for many years. Those precious old photos are still in archives and available to us. Just let us know what you have in mind. You'll be amazed at what we can do and how easy we are to work with.

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The Story of "Super Seven"

MCB Seven was established and commissioned at Davisville , Rhode Island on August 15, 1951. LCDR Robert F Smart, CEC, was the Commanding Officer. Throughout the 1950s the battalion deployed for assignments in Port Lyautey, French Morocco; Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba; Argentia, Newfoundland; Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; and at the Naval Facility at Barbados in the West Indies .

During the 1960s MCB 7 took on many more critical challenges, and earned awards for effectiveness and efficiency. Deployments included Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; with a detachments to Trinidad and St. Thomas , U S Virgin Islands. The battalion was again employed at Guantanamo Bay , Cuba several times during this decade. Detachments were sent to Bermuda and Argentia , Newfoundland . They accepted assignments at Camp LeJeune , North Carolina . and Rota , Spain . A detachment in 1963 saw the first SeaBees set foot on the soil of Gura , Ethiopia . During a subsequent deployment to Rosey Roads, detachments worked on projects at Viegues Island , St. Thomas V.I. and Holy Loch, Scotland.

From June, 1967 until June, 1970 MCB 7 was headquartered in Vietnam supporting combat operations. In August of 1970, the battalion was disestablished at Davisville R.I. . In a subsequent realignment of Navy Construction Battalion resources, NCMB 7 was reestablished at Gulfport Mississippi which remains its home port today.

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Because no online tracking of these shipments is available, seller cannot provide delivery status information to the buyer while it is in transit. APO and FPO buyers should understand that these shipments can be delayed for reasons beyond the control of the seller's delivery provider.

While the seller has seen cases when APO and FPO shipments to customers take up to 60 days to arrive, none of this seller's shipments have ever failed to arrive at their destinations. For this reason, however, seller specifically stipulates that, in consideration of the seller's willingness to ship to APO and FPO addresses, bidders with APO or FPO addresses agree as a condition of their bid, that no refund request or claim of non-delivery will be made by the bidder to PayPal, eBay or the seller until 60 days has elapsed after seller receives payment. Seller further stipulates, and bidder agrees, to promptly (within 3 days) respond to each other's communication during this period.

If it is available, the seller will purchase insurance at his own expense to cover the value of the merchandise. Buyers with APO or FPO addresses should DECLINE THE OPTIONAL INSURANCE COVERAGE offered in the seller's listing.

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