USS Dolphin PG-24 ships bell. Incredible history! Read Wikipedia article + more
President Truman gave my grandfather A. Adams this bell sometime in early 50’s. My grandfather and Truman were friends since he was Mayor of Key West when Truman was POTUS. Specifics are not known. The bell just showed up and my grandad was no fan of the bell. So he gave it to our family. Since then it has been in my family, and now owned by me specifically. We did not know the rich history of USS Dolphin PG24 until the internet made it public knowledge. She was Decommissioned in. Very little is known of what happened to the bell from’22 to the early’50’s. 9 POTUS used it. First radio song sung from deck of Dolphin. FDR served as Sec. Of Navy on board. The history is rich! I have had the bell appraised twice (much higher than my listing price) with the assurance it is genuine and it is legally owned by me. Since WW2, decommissioned bells now become Navy property immediately upon decommission. I would love to donate to a museum but cannot financially do so right now. Notice the similarity in etching. The item “USS Dolphin PG-24 ships bell. Incredible history! Read Wikipedia article + more” is in sale since Sunday, April 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Photographs”. The seller is “jlungs2012″ and is located in Vilas, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.