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SHIP SALVAGE SOUVENIRS  I AM THE AMERICAN FLAG

It is hoped that Souvenirs such as this will be possible for USS Forrestal CVA-59 Veteran's

Crew members of the USS Mispillion AO-105 were allowed to go aboard to take items from their ship while its hull was being cleaned. All ships after that were not.
Examples of what they have are on the Mispillion web page: "DRY DOCK TREASURE"

Other items could be like:
            
USS Forrestal Association member Jimmie L. Stewart has agreed to be the point of contact between the company that is going to scrap the USS Forrestal and anyone or any group that desires to request pieces of the ship for memorabilia. POC Jimmy L. Stewart's e-mail address is keeter539@yahoo.com.

Souvenir Salvage and the Death of Great Naval Ships.  For ex-navy personnel, it is normative to memorialize a naval ship through a range of manufactured souvenirs. Three phases of ex-naval personnel's engagement with the destruction of “their ships”: pilgrimage, souvenir salvage and collective memorialization. It can be argued that proximate visualized destruction makes ex-naval personnel witnesses to an object’s death and that resource recovery regimes should not only be considered recycling of materials but also their reincarnation.

It is hoped that souvenirs such as these can be acquired from the ships recycler; All Star Metals LLC.

IT IS HOPED...

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