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[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1468
1947 - USS Coral Sea Christmas card.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Sidney "Doc" Dockery]
# 2464
1947 - Manufacturer ID plate from the front of 4 Baker Boiler. Made of lead and lists all the different operating pressures and the date it was built (1944). Measures 9 X 12 - Weighs approx. 7.5 lbs.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3888
May 15, 1948 - Pamphlet from USS Coral Sea CVB-43 of first visit to New York city.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Herman Doernbach]
# 1790
Oct 1, 1948 - First Anniversary of commissioning Dinner program.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Herman Doernbach]
# 1791
Oct 1, 1948 - First Anniversary of commissioning Dinner program.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1278
1949 - 1949 Cruise Map from first MED Cruise.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1295
1949 - CVB-43 - Old tie clasp.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Herman Doernbach]
# 1797
Jul 23, 1949 - Enlisted guest dinner in Athens Greece.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Herman Doernbach]
# 1798
Jul 23, 1949 - Enlisted guest dinner in Athens Greece.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Herman Doernbach]
# 1799
Sep 1949 - Pay form used aboard ship.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Joe "Red" Mulkern]
# 1291
1951 - MARDET Banquet Flyer.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1292
1951 - CVB-43 - Original Ships Logo.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1308
1954 - CVA-43 - Unique celluloid mirror.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1307
1955 - CVA-43 - Neat recruiting placard featuring the USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3673
1955 - Another recruiting placard featuring the USS Coral Sea - circa 1950's.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3732
1955 - Advertisement for FJ-2 Fury General Electric engine showing the USS Coral Sea CVA-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1263
1961 - USS Coral Sea Master At Arms Badge.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Roger]
# 1436
1961 - Picture of record album "Now Hear This" from the 60-61 cruise. Listen to the album here. A great listen to sounds of Coral Sea!
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1467
1962 - Old MAA Chief Badge.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1346
1964 - CVA-43 "Atta Boy" plaque.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Walt "The Salt" Hardy]
# 1261
1965 - OUR NAVY - Ship of the Year Award 1965.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 1276
1966 - USS Coral Sea Revell trading card #22.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1277
1966 - USS Coral Sea Revell trading card #22.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Paul Harris]
# 2428
1967 - CVA-43 Zippo Belt Buckle.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1345
1968 - CVA-43 "Atta Boy" plaque.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dick Sigurdson]
# 1213
1969 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 - Phillipines. A beer "chit" for partying on Grande Island.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dan "Sauce" Sauceda]
# 1397
1969 - This is a picture of a one dollar military payment certificate (MPC also known as funny money). We used to get paid with MPC's overseas when I made my first cruise (1968-1969). After that they started paying us with regular U.S. currency.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Harold L. Eckardt]
# 1419
1969 - Mass Card for the ship.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Mitch Lind]
# 1477
1969 - First Class Mess Coffee Cup.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Mitch Lind]
# 1478
1969 - First Class Mess Coffee Cup.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1184
1970 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Paperweight.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Shelby Gaul]
# 1452
1970 - Camera Pass.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1249
1972 - CVA-43 Charm bracelet.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Harry Wiseley]
# 1370
1972 - 1972 - CVA-43 Plaque. Found while at Hunters Point in 1972 San Francisco. It is not a model. This was hanging on a bulkhead somewhere. Solid Brass, Weight 6 lbs 2 oz, Diameter 7 and three quarters inches. Follow up from Mike O'Donoghue: - Master at Arms office,port side bow, near the OI Division berthing quarters.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dale Smith]
# 1430
1972 - Coral Sea crew members ID card.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Art Gall]
# 1433
1972 - Decommissioning Plaque.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 1508
1972 - OBA sign.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 1509
1972 - Hanger Deck sign.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 1510
1972 - To Flight Deck sign.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 1511
1972 - To Weather Deck sign.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 2381
1972 - CVA-43 Belt Buckle.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 2382
1972 - CVA-43 Clasp.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 2383
1972 - CVA-43 coffee mug. San Francisco's Own.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 2384
1972 - CVA-43 Coffee Mug.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 2385
1972 - CVA-43 USS Coral Sea hat.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 2388
1972 - CVA-43 Award plaque.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dick Hanover]
# 3543
1972 - Geneva Conventions ID Card.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1183
1973 - USS Coral Sea Master At Arms Badge.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1185
1973 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Hat.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Todd Davi]
# 1310
1975 - CVA-43 - Example of ship's sationary.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Brian M. Walker]
# 1373
1975 - CV-43 Brig Plaque "acquired" by one of the guests.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Unknown]
# 2403
1976 - This sign was the result of "volunteers" from the USS Coral Sea running antenna cable the length of the tunnel between Oakland and San Francisco to allow for continuous radio reception for motorists.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ken Lyon]
# 1434
1977 - Coral Sea camera pass.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ken Lyon]
# 1435
1977 - Coral Sea Crew ID card.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dale Smith]
# 1445
1977 - CVA-43 Plaque.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dale Smith]
# 1446
1977 - USS Coral Sea CVA-43 30 year anniversary plaque.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Steven "C" Kelsey]
# 1193
1980 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Belt Buckle.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Steve Dunbar]
# 1301
1980 - CV-43 - San Francisco's Own Banner from the early 80's.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1365
1980 - CV-43 Coffee Cup.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1366
1980 - CV-43 Coffee Cup.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Gonzalo Rodriguez]
# 3855
Mar 8, 1980 - Helmsman Certificate
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Allen Fintzel]
# 1391
1981 - Coral Sea Tape measure presented by Captain Jeremy Johnson (who went on to become VCNO)
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dale Smith]
# 1441
1981 - Crew members ID card.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dale Smith]
# 1442
1981 - Elevator pass.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dale Smith]
# 1443
1981 - Security documents.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dale Smith]
# 1444
1981 - Paper weight.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1347
1982 - CV-43 Belt buckle.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1348
1982 - CV-43 Bumper sticker.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1361
1982 - CV-43 Indian Ocean T-Shirt.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ed Burkhardt]
# 1392
1982 - USS Coral Sea Visitors Pass, circa 1982.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 3695
1982 - Poster of CVW-14 Airwing that deployed aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John C. Holtz]
# 1232
1983 - 83' World Cruise. Cool mug made by the guys in OS and OI divisions.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1279
1983 - Logo of CVW-13 - The Guardians made the last three deployments aboard the USS Coral Sea.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1352
1983 - CV-43 Copper plaque.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1353
1983 - CV-43 CPO Mess T-Shirt.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1362
1983 - CV-43 Letter opener.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1364
1983 - CV-43 Master-At-Arms Badge.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1367
1983 - CV-43 Paperweight.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1368
1983 - CV-43 PHALANX dummy and spent shells.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Rich Carson]
# 1369
1983 - CV-43 Plaque from ward room.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Shane Derby]
# 2413
1984 - CV-43 Money Clip-Knife.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1228
1985 - Master At Arms Badge.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Penewit]
# 1377
1985 - Great pictures of one of the ship's clocks. It's a wind clock with the commission serial number on it.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Penewit]
# 1378
1985 - Great pictures of one of the ship's clocks. It's a wind clock with the commission serial number on it.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Penewit]
# 1379
1985 - Great pictures of one of the ship's clocks. It's a wind clock with the commission serial number on it.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ray Johnson]
# 1428
1985 - Arresting Gear office door.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Shelby Gaul]
# 1447
1985 - CV-43 Decal.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Shelby Gaul]
# 1448
1985 - CV-43 Coffee Mug.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - James Wasson]
# 1290
1986 - CV-43 - Cruise Jacket from 85-86 MED cruise.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Reifenberger]
# 1424
1986 - Funny Coral Sea T-shirt.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 2379
1986 - CV-43 Coupon book from the mid 1980's.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 2380
1986 - CV-43 Coupon book from the mid 1980's.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Mike R. Jackson]
# 2405
1986 - MARDET CV-43 ballcap.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Steve Borkowski]
# 2375
1988 - 1987-88 Cruise Jacket.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Steve Borkowski]
# 2376
1988 - 1987-88 Cruise Jacket.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Charles Loss]
# 2404
1988 - Picture of the signal flags painted on the Signal Bridge aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Michael Mappin]
# 3854
Jul 4, 1988 - A poster from a Canadian group protesting Coral Sea when the ship visited Halifax for the 4th of July weekend in 1988.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dan Whitaker]
# 1375
1989 - CV-43 Final Cruise bumper sticker.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Dan Whitaker]
# 1376
1989 - CV-43 Port-O-Call Books.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 1514
1989 - TEAMWORK sticker.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - GW]
# 2395
1989 - Boiler ID Tag from 3A Fire Room.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 2425
1989 - USS Coral Sea belt buckle.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1204
1990 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Unusual item, a measuring tape.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 1206
1990 - USS Coral Sea CV-43 - Key FOB.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Peggy Hoffman]
# 1226
1990 - Plank Owner Plaque. Given to Plank Owners at the decommissioning. This one belonged to RDC Allan R. Carlson Jr.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1253
1990 - CV-43 Key Ring.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - US Navy]
# 1283
1990 - Life Saver from the ship.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Mittler]
# 1431
1990 - Decomm Crew Ballcap.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - John Mittler]
# 1432
1990 - Decomm Crew Ballcap.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ted Hillis]
# 1438
1990 - Final Cruise Jacket.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ted Hillis]
# 1439
1990 - Final Cruise Jacket.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Art Gall]
# 1440
1990 - Final Cruise Jacket.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 1515
1990 - Decommissioning sticker.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Chris Arnold]
# 1516
1990 - Blower Room plate.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Herman Doernbach]
# 1414
1991 - USS Coral Sea Poster.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Herman Doernbach]
# 1415
1995 - Coral Sea Barbie. Made by Bill Bucheister.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ed Shimko]
# 1374
1998 - CV-43 Unusual pin.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 1196
2000 - Ship's horns that were saved during the scrapping, not sure of their fate. Note engraving on inside of horn; "CORAL SEA PORT". Second horn without any engraving.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Bob Dorais]
# 1197
2000 - Ship's horns that were saved during the scrapping, not sure of their fate. Note engraving on inside of horn; "CORAL SEA PORT". Second horn without any engraving.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - eBay]
# 1425
2007 - CV-43 Challenge Coin.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Ray Johnson]
# 1429
2007 - Coral Sea license plate.



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