ANTIQUE Vintage WWII US Navy U.S.S. Kern AOG-2 Ships Brass Bronze Fore Deck Bell

NO RESERVE...This is a VINTAGE circa 1942 Bronze Ships Fore Deck Bell from the USS Kern US Navy Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker...This is the smaller fore deck bell and it has the name and date of the USS Kern 1942 carved into the bronze on the bell front...It measures 8 1/2 inches tall and is 8 inches in diameter at the bottom...Still clangs with a nice loud tone...Good condition with remains of gray paint on the bell...The USS Kern carried out the VERY dangerous task of delivering aviation fuel to the Pacific fleet during some of the most furious battles in the Pacific during WWII...Overall a nice little historical bell...Buyer Pays Shipping.