Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.365a
Date: 
1919
Medium: 
Brass, silk
Dimensions: 
height and width: 35.2 x 27.9mm (1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.)
Description: 
Brass struck shield-shaped medal with obverse showing graphic representation of letters "TENNESSEE". Reverse legend: "U.S.S./ TENNESSEE/ LAUNCHED/ NAVY YARD/ N.Y./ APRIL 30, 1919." Slot hanger fused to top, medal hangs from red, white, and blue silk ribbon.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group