U.S.S. Jenkins DD-447 Zippo Lighter

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A genuine 1967 dated slim Zippo lighter once owned by a crewman or given to dignitaries on the U.S.S. Jenkins (DD-447) submarine, the lighter has engraved on the front an image the U.S.S. Jenkins and retains its original enamel paint. It features the manufacturers machine stamped base that shows the correct period Zippo logo and date markings along with the trademark logo, on the base of the lighter either side of the Zippo logo are four vertical lines one side and three the other side, this indicates this lighter was made in 1967. The lighter mechanism also features machine stamped Zippo markings and fits nicely in the case and appears to be in working order.

The U.S.S Jenkins (DD-447) was a Fletcher-class destroyer in the service of the United States Navy, the second ship named after Rear Admiral Thornton A. Jenkins. Beginning service during World War II, the destroyer saw action in the Pacific theatre. Jenkins was placed in reserve following the end of the war, until 1951, when the ship was reactivated for the Korean War. She served in the western Pacific until 1969 when the destroyer was taken out of service and sold for scrap in 1971.

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