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Wood Photo Board: USS Chicago CG-11

USS Chigago
USS Chigago
Item# ls-wsigns-ls2318mk

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 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 15-inch sign is made in the USA and features a natural finish to showcase the beautiful wood grain beneath the image.