Military Coin: USS America Challenge Coin Antique Silver

Military Coin: USS America Challenge Coin Antique Silver

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USS America Challenge Coin Antique Silver

USS America Challenge Coin. This beautiful antique gold custom challenge coin is 2 inches in diameter and 2.7 inches in height.

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USS America Challenge Coin Antique Silver

USS America Challenge Coin. This beautiful custom challenge coin is 2 inches antique gold in diameter and 2.7 inches in height.

Commissioned on 23rd of January, 1965. A Kitty Hawk Class aircraft carrier, she got the nickname “The Big A.”

Spending most of her career in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. After 30 years of service, USS America decommissioned on the 9th of August 1996.

An overall length of 1048 feet with 4 steam turbines, 8 boilers and 4 shafts with an approx speed of 39 MPH carrying on or about 79 aircraft.

Her 1st deployment was the Mediterranean cruise in late 1965. In Aug of 1995, she departed Norfolk, Virginia on her last deployment and returning on Feb 24th, 1996. 30 years of service and 20 deployments.

Final commanding officer Capt. Robert E. Besal.

She was sunk on 14th May 2005 at 11:30. The exact location 33°09’09″N 71°39″07″W approximately 250 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras