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USS Hornet twist pen

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This pen is a USS Hornet twist pen made with a small piece of wood from the ship.
USS Hornet (CV/CVA/CVS-12) is a Ewer-class aircraft carrier built for the United States Navy (USN) during World War II. Completed in late 1943, the ship was assigned to the Pacific Ocean. In early 1944, she participated in attacks on Japanese installations in New Guinea, Palau and Nuk among others. Hornet then took part in the Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, the Battle of the Philippine sea, and most of the subsidiary operations After Operation Magic Carpet to retum troops to the U.S., Hornet was then placed in reserve in 1946. Hornet was reactivated during the Korean War of and was modernided to allow her to operate jet-propelled aircraft. The ship was modernized again in the late 1950s for service as an anti-submarine carrier. She played a minor role in the Vietnar War during the 19605 and in the Apollo program, recovering the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 astronauts as they returned from the Moon.

Hornet was decommissioned in 1970 She was eventually designated as both a National Historic Landmark and a CVA-17 California Historical Landmark, and she opened to the public as the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, CA, in 1998. This material is guaranteed to be 100% Authentic.

This item was hand crafted by the artisan signed below. The wood material was sourced for this item is from wood obtained from of the USS Hornet CV-12. This material was sourced, distributed, and certified by Hardin Penworks, LLC

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