Original Cold War Zippo Lighter of the U.S.S Cape Code AD-43 with original Box
Original Item: Lighters could be customized with regimental cyphers and engravings, and were purchased by GIs returning home as a memento of their military service in the specific theatre of operation.
Cold war genuine Zippo lighter Engraved by the PX for a sailor on the ship at the height of the cold war with the USSR.
Offered in excellent fully functional condition.
Cape Cod was laid down on 27 January 1979 at San Diego, California, by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company and launched on 2 August 1980. The destroyer tender worked for many years in active naval service. It assisted the Spruance-class destroyers, the Truxtun-class cruisers and Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates.
She was commissioned on 17 April 1982 and served 13 years as a destroyer tender before being decommissioned on 29 September 1995, and stricken from the Navy list on 7 April 1999. She was berthed at the James River Reserve Fleet in Fort Eustis, VA, until she was sold for scrap in 2012.
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