Vintage Lighter Zippo USS Willis A Lee DL4 Town Country

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 28, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House
Vintage Lighter Zippo USS Willis A Lee DL4 Town & Country finish, nice bright colors and solid enamel, nicer than pics, really pretty T & C military slim sized zippo piece. Nice double sided piece Dated 1968 per base marks. All in perfect working order, good snap and hinge, fine condition light surface marks only, petrol, fuel lighter. I regularly sell lots of lighters, see them at my other items

USS Willis A. Lee (DD-929) was a Mitscher-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named for Vice Admiral Willis A. “Ching” Lee USN (1888–1945).

Willis A. Lee was laid down by the Shipbuilding Division of the Bethlehem Steel Company at Quincy in Massachusetts on 1 November 1949, reclassified as a destroyer leader and designated DL-4 on 9 February 1951, launched on 26 January 1952 by Mrs. Fitzhugh L. Palmer, Jr., niece of Vice Admiral Lee and commissioned at the Boston Naval Shipyard on 5 October 1954, Comdr. F. H. Schneider in command.

Willis A. Lee participated in quarantine operations during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. Willis A. Lee was decommissioned on 19 December 1969, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 15 May 1972 and sold for scrap to the Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation of New York City on 18 May 1973.

History
Following her shakedown at Guantanamo Bay, Willis A. Lee returned to her homeport, Newport, R
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