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"On the Picket Line"
The U.S.S. Sigsbee (DD502) under air attack off Okinawa in 1945.

The U.S.S. Sigsbee was built at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in Kearny, N.J. in 1942, and commissioned into the United States Navy in January 1943. Sigsbee was one of the 175 Fletcher Class destroyers built during a two–and–one half year period—a spectacular example of American warship design and mass production.

The Fletcher class destroyers formed the backbone of the Navy’s destroyer force in Pacific. These fast “Greyhounds” were involved in all actions and operations from 1943 until the end of the war.

A Japanese suicide plane heavily damaged the U.S.S. Sigsbee on April 14, 1945 while she was serving as a radar picket destroyer off Okinawa.

Edition 300 S/N
Size 16.5" x 22"
Price $125

Edition 200 S/N
Size 22" x 29.25"
Price $165

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