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Wood Sign: USS Bowfin SS-287

USS Bowfin
USS Bowfin
Item# ls-wsigns-ls2255mk

Product Description

Launched on December 7, 1942, the USS Bowfin was nicknamed “The Pearl Harbor Avenger”. The Bowfin had nine successful patrols during the war damaging or sinking 213,580 tons of enemy shipping. Early in 1945 Bowfin was fitted with a new type of sonar which could enable the submerged submarine to detect underwater naval mines. The system was not perfect but in late May the Bowfin, along with eight other submarines, took part in one of the most daring missions of the war, Operation Barney, a mission to penetrate through the heavily mined Tsushima Strait and into the Sea of Japan. This print depicts USS Bowfin on June 6, 1945, during her 16-hour dive through the Tsushima Strait minefields.

USS Bowfin SS-287 by Mark Karvon is made from high quality 1/4" thick birch plywood with beveled and stained edges, featuring two wood support bars for hanging. Each 12 x 12-inch sign is made in the USA and features a natural finish to showcase the beautiful wood grain beneath the image.