GMPETE Posted March 16, 2022 Share #1 Posted March 16, 2022 Here is an odd one, picked up in a Virginia antiques co-op. This is a decent size presentation ceramic Hawaiian KU tiki to Captain George William Ringenberg and dated the day he assumed command of the USS HALSEY (DLG/CG-23) on 7 September 1964. The USS HALSEY was a Leahy -class guided missile cruiser. I have since found out that Ringenberg was a noted anti-submarine warfare specialist with a long decorated career. The Hawaiian language on the bottom 'HOONANI KAMAKUA KE KEIKI AME KA UHANE HEMOLELE, AMENE' translates to 'Glory be to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Amen'. I think Ringenberg got the ship in San Diego, but this KU had to come from Hawaii. The inscription is under the glaze so I am guessing it was probably made locally on Oahu, but don't know..... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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