USS MEREDITH (DD 890)
NAVY DESTROYER MILITARY VINTAGE COLLECTOR PLATE
This listing is for a USS MEREDITH (DD 890) collector plate. The front of the plate shows the USS MEREDITH (DD 890) in blue and reads, "USS MEREDITH (DD 890) Decommissioned June 29, 1979 . The plate is off-white with a gold rim. The plate needs cleaning; was part of an old collection given to me.
The back of the plate has the following paragraph:
"USS Meredith (DD 890) was named in remembrance of SGT. Johnathan Meredith, USMC, a hero during the War with the Barbary Pirates and was the fourth ship to bear that name. The first Meredith (DD 165) was commissioned in 1919 and served seventeen years before being decommissioned in 1936. The second and third Merediths, (DD 434) and (DD 726), were both lost during World War II. DD 890, the last of the Gearing Class destroyers, was commissioned December 31, 1945, and later modernized by a Fram I overhaul in 1961. Meredith became a member of the Naval Reserve Fleet in 1973 and after thirty-three years of service was decommissioned June 29, 1979."
The back also has the following, "World Wide Art Studios, Covington, Tenn 38019.
Plate is measures 10" in diameter and I think it is ceramic. No visible cracks or repairs are seen; it will look great cleaned up and on display!
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