Deck Piece from the USS Missouri, c.1945

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Deck Piece from the USS Missouri, c.1945
Deck Piece from the USS Missouri Inscription, c.1945
Artifact/Collection Number: 
AC 2001.18_2
Location: 
Shelf 28 (Box 1)

A piece of reddish wood with a circular silver disk inserted on one side. The disk reads, "U. S. S. MISSOURI, Over this spot on 2 September 1945 the instrument of formal surrender of Japan to the Allied Powers was signed thus bringing to a close the second world war. The ship at that time was at anchor in Tokyo Bay. Latitude 35 21 17 North - Longitude 139 45 36 East" 

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Origin: 
Gift of Robert John Thomas, 2001
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