USS Nereus Plaque
A USN sub tender ship plaque made by the crews machine shop then salvaged by the Maidhof crew who then restored her to epic showroom condition. Authentic WW2 era naval memorabilia. Made of solid brass and mounted on mahogany. Measures 8 inches in diameter including the backboard…
USS Nereus (AS-17) was a Fulton-class submarine tender in the United States Navy. According to Greek mythology, Nereus was the eldest son of Pontus and Gaia, and one of the manifestations of the Old Man of the Sea.
Nereus was laid down on 12 October 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California; launched 12 February 1945; sponsored by Mrs. A. M. Hurst; and commissioned on 27 October 1945, with Captain L. D. Follmer in command. She was the third vessel to bear the name.