Military: USS Preble V 1959 - Guided Missile Destroyer

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USS Preble V 1959 - Guided Missile Destroyer
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This is a model of the 1959 USS Preble V, a guided missile destroyer, sailing on a sea of light blue with white wake from the ship. The entire hull and deck of the ship is painted in a dark gray. There is a number "15" on the bow of the ship. The ship has raised decks and different guns and cannons in different sizes. One the stern of the ship a guided missile is being launched with smoke engulfing the deck and launch area. There are the typical decks, antennas, towers , and other features found on a destroyer and this ship is very detailed and accurate. There are 2 gray lifeboats with white covers. There are 2 large smoke stacks with billowing smoke. There are 2 antenna towers with radar equipment mounted. An American flag flies from atop the largest tower. There is a helicopter landing area on the stern of the ship with white circles marking the landing spot. There are many other detailed features found in all areas of this model. Under the sea is a label with the following words: "USS Preble V 1959, Built for RV Cowles 1971 by Jack Verducci." It is sealed with a wooden stopper covered with red sealing wax. Ship History The fifth Preble (OLG-15) was laid down by the Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine, 16 December 1957, Launched 23 May 1959; sponsored by Mrs. Ralph E. Wilson and commissioned in the Boston Naval Shipyard 9 May 1960, Comdr. Edward G. Fitz-Patrick in command. After shakedown off the East Coast, Preble transited the Panama Canal and arrived San Diego 2 September. After exercises along the coast of California, she got underway 27 February 1961 enroute to the Far East for a six month tour with the 7th Fleet. She returned to San Diego 28 September to rejoin the 1st Fleet. She remained in the eastern Pacific through 1963 and on 26 February 1964 departed California for another tour of duty in the Far East, 13 March?20 July. Rotated regularly to WestPac over the next five years she spent much of her deployed time with the 7th Fleet off the coast of Vietnam. During these tours she served as plane guard for carriers in the Tonkin Gulf, patrolled on SAR, and bombarded enemy positions along the coast. Returning from WestPac in July 1968, she operated briefly along the California coast and in December got underway for Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. There for an extensive overhaul, she decommissioned 31 January 1969, recommissioned 23 May 1970, and returned to the Pacific Fleet. USS PREBLE was the tenth and last ship in the FARRAGUT - class of guided missile destroyers and the fifth ship in the Navy to bear the name. Commissioned as a guided missile frigate (DLG), the USS PREBLE was reclassified as guided missile destroyer (DDG) on June 30, 1975, changing its hull number from DLG 15 to DDG 46. Decommissioned on November 15, 1991, and stricken from the Navy list on November 20, 1992, the USS PREBLE was sold for scrapping on February 10, 1999.

Made in: 1971

Made by: Verducci, Jack in Pearl Harbor, Hi

Bottle Size: 12" x 3 1/2"

Type of Bottle: Scotland Liquor Bottle

Condition: Excellent

USS Preble V 1959 - Guided Missile Destroyer
USS Preble V 1959 - Guided Missile Destroyer
USS Preble V 1959 - Guided Missile Destroyer
USS Preble V 1959 - Guided Missile Destroyer

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