|The pictures show views of all (16) Old United States Navy Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard Items in this lot. The first picture shows all of the items and the other two show a little closer view. This is an accumulated lot with a variety of items over many years. Included are the following items:|
On the far right is a typed note about the distribution of the booklet to the left of it. The booklet is titled ''150 YEARS OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AT THE PORTSMOUTH NAVAL BASE 1800 - 1950''. It is a (16) page History booklet about the base. On the cover are illustrations of an anchor with chain, a sailing ship, two different war ships, and four different submarines. There is an employee name written at the top of the cover. The booklet has much information and historical photos inside including buildings, a sailing ship under construction, World War II Memorial Conning Tower & Bridge of the U.S.S. Sailfish (formerly U.S.S. Squalus), and two other submarines.
The envelope on the left side was found with the the booklet and three letters to the right of it. These are all from 1968 and all from the same person. The first two letters are dated 31 January 1968 and 10 April 1968. They are acceptance letters for a Vermont student into a ''Cooperative Engineering Training'' program with the shipyard. The third letter is a ''Statement of Agreement'' for the program and the booklet is an introduction for it. The booklet has a front view of a U.S. Navy submarine
There are (4) unused molded resin award plaques. These plaques are unfinished. They have not been painted or mounted on a wooden plaque back. One is darker, and maybe older, then the other three. They have the same design on them. They have a raised image with a sailing ship, a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine, a lighthouse, water, and clouds. They are each marked as follows:
SAILS TO ATOMS
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD
There is a 1986 pinback button that pictures a trolley car and two children. It is imprinted in red and black and it is marked as follows:
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD
There are (2) unused ''Save Our Shipyard For The Future'' advertising stickers from the ''Seacoast Shipyard Association''. These were from when there were naval base closures happening. The two are slightly different. One is glossy and one is mat. They each have an image of a U.S. Navy submarine.
The last (2) items in this lot are identical employee pin back buttons. These came from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard but they are not marked as such. They are imprinted in yellow, orange, red, and black, and they read as follows:
JOIN THE SHIPYARD EFFORT
All of these items for one price! To judge the sizes the letters each measure 8'' x 10-1/2''. These items appear to range from excellent to mint unused condition as pictured.
Below here is a little bit of the History of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard:
History of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
On June 12, 2000, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard celebrates its official Bicentennial. Although not formally established until 1800 as a U.S. Navy Yard on New Hampshire's seacoast, Portsmouth has had a reputation for superior shipbuilding for more than 350 years. Captain John Paul Jones himself personally assisted in building the ships he would later command. Many historic ships were built and refurbished for the Navy at Portsmouth, including the USS Raleigh depicted on the New Hampshire State Seal, and the U.S.S. Constitution.
Naval ship construction in America had its beginning in 1690 on the shores of the Pisctaqua River, which serves as a natural boundary between Maine and New Hampshire. Though only a few Royal Navy ships were constructed here, colonial building ways were soon controlled by American sympathizers during the revolution, resulting in the construction of at least three U.S. warships. In 1799 chief naval constructor Humphries recommended to the Secretary of the Navy that Portsmouth Harbor be the site of a government owned and operated shipyard, the swift waters, upriver islands, a ready source of materials and skilled labor being all the reasons he would need to convince Congress to allocate $5,500 for the purchase of the Fernalds Island in Portsmouth Harbor on June 12, 1800.
Through all the major national conflicts, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) was called upon to design and construct warships from the War of 1812 to the Vietnam War. ''Sails to Atoms'' is the shipyard's motto, reflecting its building of the line Washington, launched in 1815, to the fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Sand Lance, launched in 1969. The Shipyard currently has a lead role in the overhaul of nuclear-powered submarines. Through several centuries, the PNS has distinguished itself as a leader in naval design and construction.
The project consists of a one page abstract, a book entitled Portsmouth Kittery Naval Shipyard in Old Photographs , a chronology facts relative to the location of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and a copy of a Motion by the State of New Hampshire before the U.S. Supreme Court in March 1999 over the related border dispute with Maine.
Originally submitted by: Bob Smith, Senator.