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USS OPPORTUNE (ARS-41) Bolster class Rescue Salvage vessel in service 1945 to 1993

 

US Made by Zippo

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USS OPPORTUNE (ARS-41) Bolster class Rescue Salvage vessel in service 1945 to 1993

 

Made in Japan by Vulcan

USS OPPORTUNE ARS-41 Lighter 01.JPG

USS OPPORTUNE ARS-41 Lighter 02.jpg

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USS OPPORTUNE (ARS-41) Bolster class Rescue Salvage vessel in service 1945 to 1993

 

Made in Japan by Vulcan

USS OPPORTUNE ARS-41 Lighter 03.jpg

ARS 41 USS OPPORTUNE 003.jpg

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USS LUCE (DDG-38) Guided Missile Destroyer (previously a Destroyer Leader DLG-7) Custom Zippo lighter and full size Zippo, both 1978 and a Zippo DDG-38 belt buckle, all purchased in the ships' store.

 

Plus, a full size STANAVFORLANT Zippo purchased at the same time when LUCE was the Standing Nato Forces Atlantic Flagship. The stickpins are from the same cruise and are the two West Germans ships that were in our squadron, Fregatte Karlsruhe (F223) and Zerstörer Schleswig-Holstein (D182)

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Commander Service Force US Pacific Fleet Staff

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COMSERVPAC STAFF - Overall commander of the Beans, Bullets and Black Oil distributed to the 3rd and 7th Fleets plus assigned Seabees, Construction, Logistics, Salvage, Repair, etc squadrons.

 

Lighter (well worn and used) made by Penguin, Japan in the 1960's

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Lighter COMSERVPAC STAFF Penguin 002.jpg

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Here is the USN squadron I was in, from December 1959 to March 1963. Heavy Attack Squadron Six (VAH-6, HATRON SIX) flying A3D-2's. Home base was Whidbey Island, Washington. We/I made 3 Westpac cruises with this squadron aboard the USS Ranger CVA-61. The emblem on the lighter is VAH-6's Crest and they were called the "Fluers". The lighter is the smaller size and made by PRINCE, It is about the only memento of my service other than photos. Thanks for looking.

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USS PIGEON (ASR-21) Submarine Rescue vessel in service 1973 to 1992

 

Full size Zippo lighter, mirror chrome Zippo lighter, mirror chrome Zippo belt buckle

ASR-21 USS PIGEON Zippo Lighter 001.jpg

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USS PIGEON ASR-21 Zippo Belt Buckle 01.jpg

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USS CHANTICLEER (ASR-7) Class leader WWII Submarine Rescue vessel in service 1942 to 1973

 

Navy Divers Rescue Chamber lighter made by Penguin

ASR 7 USS CHANTICLEER Penguin Lighter 01a.jpg

ASR 7 USS CHANTICLEER Penguin Lighter 02a.jpg

ASR 7 USS CHANTICLEER 001.jpg

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USS CHANTICLEER (ASR-7) Class leader WWII Submarine Rescue vessel in service 1942 to 1973



Navy Divers Rescue Chamber lighter made by Penguin, different lettering


USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) Lighter 01a.jpg

USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) Lighter 02a.jpg

ASR 7 USS CHANTICLEER 1957 001.jpg

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USS CHANTICLEER (ASR-7) Class leader WWII Submarine Rescue vessel in service 1942 to 1973

 

Zippo lighter with the Vietnam era ships' crest

USS Chanticleer ASR-7 Zippo Lighter 001.jpg

USS Chanticleer ASR-7 Zippo Lighter 002.jpg

USS Chanticleer ASR-7 Patch.jpg

ASR 7 USS CHANTICLEER 1964 001.jpg

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Great lighters!

 

Here is a few I have laying around the house.

 

Lighter from Admiral Jimmy Thach, inventor of the WW2 Thach weave and WW2 Naval Aviator Ace.

 

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The ex USS Avoyel.

 

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The USS Lexington.

 

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Nice (Coastie) Avoyel lighter Hink,

 

ex-USS AVOYEL (ATF-150) Fleet Tug as you know. Goes well with your Avoyel builders plaque posted on the forum.

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CTF-115 COASTAL SURVEILLANCE FORCE - MARKET TIME (COMNAVFORV) Zippo and Pocket Hanger

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USS LOWRY (DD-770) Three War Allen M. Sumner class destroyer in service 1944 to 1973

 

Cold War Crewmans' memorabilia circa 1957/1958

 

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USS LOWRY (DD-770) Zippo dated 1957

 

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