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Lets see some US NAVY Good Conduct Medals !!


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Thanks Bluejacket - I went through Lane's paperwork. His 1914 discharge said Badge ordered. Two documents for 1918 list him as recommended for the Good Conduct Medal. Note he did not get a GC Bar for 1918 (marks not high enough). So you are probably correct. I also have a 1918 dated GC that is 3mm thick. George

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Just a note Bluejacket, I was wrong on the 1918 GC it is 2mm - US Mint piece.

Note: checking die differences.

 

dates:1903, 1915, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936. All 2mm US Mint. These have well defined square gun ports on the Constitution. The rope boarder around the ship is well defined and uniform.

 

Date: 1914 contract piece is 3mm. The gun ports on the Constitution are round shaped. The rope boarder is not uniform.

 

Dates: 1921 (2), 1923 contract pieces are 2.5mm and 2.6mm. The gun ports on the Constitution are round shaped. The rope boarder is not uniform.

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Hi gang!

 

Let's keep this one going! So many wonderful pieces here, and just think of what's out there!

 

I'll add a few more, and once I get scanning, I'll add some more. In keeping with the topic I'm not posting groups, just the GCMs. I'm also going to show only a close up of the engraving on those that do not have bars to help conserve server use.

 

Thanks to all who have posted and to those who have read and replied. And thanks again to Kurt who started it all.

 

Best wishes to all,

 

Joe

 

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MDR75,

 

The Badge is correct, as is the suspension. Ribbon, as noted, a replacement but that's very common. The price.....I'd be happy to sell mine for that but won't hold my breath.

 

Bluejacket

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Bluejacket

Thanks for the reply, yeah it's not cheap but since they don't show up that often.....anyhow thanks for the info.

Mikey

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Here is a pre-1900 GCM and it's named Sampson medal. Everything is to the USS New York. This is part of a 13 medal Navy Cross group. The man was enlisted from 1893 to 1917 when he was commissioned.

Dick

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Very nice GCM.

 

 

Could have posted it in the "I Hate My Name" thread also. :D

 

 

 

 

W

HaHa!! Very true, I am sure he was teased endlessly!!

 

Here is another one from 1927. It is in rough shape and I believe it is fire damaged. Bibencio Palma from the USS McCawley 276.

 

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Here is another one I just acquired, planchet only. Pretty late medal with a CSC number. The Rail was a small ship (Minesweeper, later Fleet Tug) with around a 72 man crew. This boat was also at Pearl Harbor on that historic day.

 

Chris

 

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Here is one in my collection that I received from a Forum member. Still trying to do research on him. U.S. Naval Hospital Guam M.I. (Marianas Islands) A pretty rare duty station back in the 1920's...

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CorsairAce

This seems like a good topic to bring back up.

 

Here are two Navy Good Conduct WWI Destroyer groups I've gotten over the last 6 months. The top group is for Arthur O. Gairing originally on the USS Leary Sept 28, 1920. The two bars are for the USS Falcon and Submarine Base New London Conn. The Mexican Service medal is numbered 8443.

The bottom group is for Adolph Weighel on the USS Satter Lee. Ironically this was given two days later than Gairing's dated September 30, 1920.

 

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This next one was picked up a few months ago and I'm not sure if the Submarine bar goes with it. I haven't been able to find where this medal applies to him. This medal is for George Merkel, USS New Hampshire April 18, 1915. The bar is for the USS Rathburne.

 

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Very cool thread with some really nice medals. I wish they had kept the old design of the Navy GCM with the enlistment bars. I don't have a picture of my GCM but I wish I had one to post. It took me 7 years to get my first one!

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Here is a GCM and WW1 Victory medal with the Submarine bar to Chief Electrician’s Mate Harvey C. Dobbins. He served on the Submarine USS L-1 from 1915 to 1919. During WW 1 the L-1 served at the submarine base at Bantry Bay, Ireland, for duty on anti U-Boat patrols and to escort convoys.The sailor on the left of the photograph is Dobbins.

Dick

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