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27197b. (tin ladle) WWII DOVER 1941 tin liquid ladle.

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27197b. (tin ladle) WWII DOVER 1941 tin liquid ladle.

27197b. (tin ladle) WWII DOVER 1941 tin liquid ladle. This charming tin measure or pitcher is embossed in large letters “U.S. DOVER 1941”. The ladle has tapered sides with a long handle and measures 4” tall and 5 ½” in diameter, with a 6 ½” handle. This may be from the U.S. Dover, or may have been manufactured by a company Dover. The U.S. Dover was a gunboat in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and was commissioned in 1922. The Dover was a Wilmington Class Gunboat, laid down, 8 October 1894 by the Newport News (Va.) Shipbuilding Co., and launched on 19 October 1895. She was Commissioned USS Wilmington (Gunboat No. 8) on 13 May 1897; Decommissioned 30 June 1904 at Cavite, Philippines. On 2 April, 1906 she was recommissioned, reclassified a Miscellaneous Unclassified Vessel and renamed USS Dover (IX-30) on 27 January 1941. She was finally decommissioned on December 20 1945 and struck from the Naval Register on 8 January 1946. She was sold for scrap on 30 December 1946. Nice looking, displays well, expected light wear and rust inside. (VG). $78.