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Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket

Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket

Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket
Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, “Fighting Saints”, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket. Approximate dimensions (Laid Flat). Height (shoulder to hem) 26. Width (armpit to armpit) 22. Her keel was laid down as Rochester on 3 February 1943 by the Bethlehem Steel Company in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was launched on 16 September 1944 sponsored by Mrs. Marie Gordon McDonough, wife of John J. McDonough, then mayor of Saint Paul; and commissioned on 17 February 1945, Captain Ernest H. Von Heimburg in command. After shakedown in the Caribbean Sea, Saint Paul departed Boston, Massachusetts, on 15 May 1945 and headed for the Pacific. From 8-30 June, she underwent training out of Pearl Harbor and sailed on 2 July to join Task Force 38 (TF 38). This fast carrier striking force completed replenishment at sea on 23 July and then proceeded to launching points for strikes against Honshu, Japan’s largest island. From 24 July to 10 August, Saint Paul screened the carriers as they delivered heavy air strikes on Kure, Kobe, and the Tokyo area in southern Honshu, then at Maizuru and various airfields in northern Honshu. Typhoon warnings canceled air operations from 11-14 August. Then, those launched that morning were recalled, after peace negotiations gave promise of Japan’s surrender. On 15 August, all offensive operations against Japan were stopped. Saint Paul, with other units of the Third Fleet, retired to the southeast to patrol the coast while awaiting orders. On 27 August, she steamed into Sagami Wan to support United States occupation forces. On 1 September, she entered Tokyo Bay and was there during the formal surrender ceremony the next day. Meritorious Unit Commendation with star. Combat Action Ribbon with two gold stars. Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one battle star. World War II Victory Medal. Navy Occupation Medal with “ASIA” clasp. National Defense Service Medal with star. Korean Service Medal with eight battle stars. Vietnam Service Medal with nine battle stars. Korean Presidential Unit Citation. Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm. United Nations Korea Medal. Korean War Service Medal. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Vintage Navy jacket and surfaces may show markings, graphic fading, fabric piling and wear. Happy to provide exact measurements, answer questions or send additional photos if requested. I do not use stock photos, See pictures for the actual item(s). This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Other Naval Collectibles”. The seller is “cryptographic” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Color: Blue
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Character: Soldier
  • Model: USS Saint Paul CA-73
  • Accents: Logo
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Department: Men
  • Style: Military
  • Fabric Type: Nylon
  • Outer Shell Material: Nylon
  • Closure: Button
  • Product Line: USS Saint Paul, CA-73
  • Occasion: Casual
  • Brand: Cardinal
  • Theme: NAVY
  • Performance/Activity: Walking
  • Pattern: Solid
  • Lining Material: Nylon
  • Insulation Material: Nylon
  • Type: Jacket
  • Size Type: Regular
  • Shade: Dark Blue, Navy
  • Size (Men’s): M
  • Features: Button
  • Reference: Fighting Saints
  • Size: M

Rare, Vintage, USS Saint Paul, CA-73, Medium, Navy Cruiser, Nylon Shell Jacket