1976 Plankowner Destroyer USS Merrill DD-976 Tomahawk

Original Plankowner from the USS Merrill DD-976. Ceramic 3 1/2" disc and 1 7/8" x 4" brass plaque on 5 3/4" by 8 1/4" teak plank. Very Good condition. Brass plate reads "Honorary Plankowner ETCS COURTNEY From the crew of the USS MERRILL (DD 976)".

Plankowners are the original crew of a ship when it is launched.

USS Merrill ( DD -976 ), was launched on 1 SEPT 1976 and decommissioned on 26 DEC 1998.