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Steel Sign: USS Chicago CG-11

USS Chicago
USS Chicago
Item# LS2318-MK

Product Description

USS Chicago began her career as CA-136 as a Baltimore Class heavy cruiser. She saw action during the bombardment of the Japanese Islands in the closing months of World War II. After the war, the ship was converted to a guided missile cruiser and re-designated CG-11. The ship served with distinction including five deployments to Vietnam during the war. On her fifth cruise, the Chicago along with USS Long Beach was protecting A-6 Intruder and A-7 Corsair II aircraft during the mining of Hai Phong Harbor. On May 9, 1971, she downed a MiG at long range using her forward Talos missile battery. The ship was eventually decommissioned in 1980 and broken up. Her anchor survives on display at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.

USS Chicago CG-11 by Mark Karvon metal sign measures 12 inches by 15 inches and weighs in at just over 2 lb(s). We hand make all of our vintage metal signs in the USA using heavy gauge American steel. These metal prints are made to last and make great gifts for any occasion.We then perform a vintaging process by hand to give this tin sign a more retro and nostalgic look and feel. This metal sign is drilled and riveted for easy hanging.