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USS KIDD Pirates Of The Pacific Mug

$200.00

Introducing a one-of-a-kind mug that pays homage to the rich history of the USS KIDD DD-661. This limited edition mug, available in just 25 pieces for the first of two editions, is a true collector's item.

The red cap design is inspired by a gift given to the crew by the ship's commanding officer in 1951, intended as a morale booster. The mug features a meticulously etched skull, adorned with detailed depictions of the ship's storied past, from its encounter with a kamikaze attack during WWII to its current home in Louisiana.

On the back of the skull, in a beautiful scroll style, you'll find the phrase "Pirates of the Pacific," a nickname proudly adopted by the ship's original crew. This mug is not only a piece of history but also a functional item designed with a large, accommodating opening on top, perfect for your favorite beverage.

No detail has been overlooked, including the ocean blue-inspired glaze that finishes the inside. Each mug is signed and numbered by the artist and cast from a single mold, ensuring its rarity and uniqueness.

Don't miss your chance to own this exceptional piece of naval history.

Handmade in Louisiana by Omar Girona of Oakwash Ceramics

Edition Size: 25

Finish: Red Cap with Bone wash skull

Height: 5.5 in±

Diameter: 7 in± (at longest distance front to back with rim of hat)

This mug is designed to accommodate 16 ounces of your favorite cocktail, along with ample space for ice. Handwash Only.

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Ships History:

USS Kidd (DD-661)
The only Fletcher-class destroyer restored to her WWII (1945) configuration and open to the public for tours.
The USS KIDD (DD-661) is a Fletcher-class destroyer, the six hundred sixty-first destroyer built by the United States Navy. In the traditional system of naming destroyers after Naval heroes, she was named after Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd, Sr. who was killed aboard his flagship, USS ARIZONA (BB-39) during the surprise attack by the Japanese on the American fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Built at Federal Shipbuilding & Dry-dock Company of Kearny, New Jersey, KIDD is the only ship authorized by the US Navy to fly the pirate flag. When the young commissioning crew took the ship out of the shipyard, they flew a homemade pirate flag because they saw themselves more in the tradition of the swashbuckling pirate Captain Kidd then Admiral Kidd. Mrs. Inez Kidd, the Admiral's widow, knew that the crew would need that attitude for the coming war and personally petitioned the Navy Department to give USS KIDD written authorization to fly the skull-and-crossbones flag. This started a pirate legacy that the original KIDD passed down to her namesakes, including the new USS KIDD (DDG-100), currently serving in the Navy. This hat continues KIDD's proud pirate legacy.

Credit: https://www.usskidd.com