Salvage Sailor Posted November 19, 2022 Share #1 Posted November 19, 2022 Aloha Everyone, We have topics on USN LIGHTERS but where do you snuff out those nasty butts? All USN vessels up to the 1990's had bulkhead mounted metal butt kits aboard and also shipboard made ash trays, usually cast bronze or aluminum that were used to weigh down our charts, tablecloths and paperwork. They were heavy enough to withstand chop and swells while underway. There are also many types of decorative ceramic ash trays depicting ships' crests and mottos that were typically made in Japanese or European ports of call. So rummage through your old junk, take a photo, and let's see them... Examples USS WINDLASS (ARS-D-4) Wardroom Ashtray, heavy brass made in ships' machine shop Commanding Officer USS FLORIKAN (ASR-9) Cast Aluminum English Made, USS SKYLARK (ASR-20) Rough Cast Aluminum, USS NIPMUC (ATF-157) Japanese Ceramic, USS CURRENT (ARS-22) & USS UHLMANN (DD-687) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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