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USS New Hampshire pen

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Introducing the one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pen that is sure to leave an impression on anyone who lays eyes on it! This unique pen is made with a piece of history, as it features a copper rivet from the deck of a ship, as well as a piece of live oak.

Crafted with precision and care, this pen is not only a functional writing tool, but also a work of art that tells a story. The copper rivet adds a touch of industrial charm, while the live oak brings natural beauty and durability.

Whether you're signing important documents or simply jotting down notes, this pen is sure to make a statement. It's perfect for anyone who appreciates quality craftsmanship and enjoys owning items with a unique history.

Don't settle for an ordinary pen when you can own a piece of history with this beautiful copper rivet and live oak pen. Order yours today and experience the difference!

 

USS New Hampshire (1864) was a 2,633-ton ship originally designed to be the 74- gun ship of the line Alabama. She remained on the stocks for nearly 40 years before being renamed and launched as a storeship and depot ship during the American Civil War. New Hampshire was renamed Granite State on 30 November 1904 to free the name "New Hampshire for a newly authorized battleship New Hampshire (BB-25).

As Alabama, she was one of "nine ships to rate not less than 74 guns each" authorized by Congress on 29 April 1816, and was laid down by the Portsmouth Navy Yard, ME, in June 1819, the year the State of Alabama was admitted to the Union. Though ready for launch by 1825, she remained on the stocks for preservation to avoid the expense of manning and maintaining a ship of the line. She was renamed New Hampshire on 28 October 1863 and launched on 23 April 1864. She was fitted out as a storeship and depot ship of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and commissioned on 13 May 1864, Commodore Henry K. Thatcher in command. From July 1864 through the end of the Civil War she served as store and depot ship at Port Royal, SC.

The New Hampshire was built of live oak with copper fasteners. Revere Copper Company, the firm started by Paul Revere in Canton, MA, was awarded a contract to supply the United States Navy with copper spikes, sheeting, and deck nails in

1816. The deck nail pictured here was recovered from the New Hampshire.

Granite State served the New York State Militia until she caught fire and sank at her pier in the Hudson River on 23 May 1921. Sold for salvage July 1922, the towline parted during a storm and she again caught fire and sank off Half Way Rock near Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. The shipwreck is in 30 ft of water and is an easy scuba dive.

Although the hull is mostly buried in the sand, small artifacts and copper spikes may still be found. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 29 October 1976.

This item was hand crafted by the artisan signed below. The wood and copper spike relic sourced for this item are from the USS New Hampshire (1864). It was recovered after its fire and sinking. This wood is distributed and certified by Hardin Penworks, LLC.

This material is guaranteed to be 100% Authentic.

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