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USS Antietam (CV-36) Anchor (Entrance & Quarterdeck)

Weighing 30,057 lb. with an overall height of 15 feet, this anchor was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Antietam (CV-36) from her commissioning in 1945 until a short time before she was sold for scrap in 1973. During a single combat deployment in Korea from November 1951 to March 1952, Antietam's air group flew nearly 6,000 sorties, and the ship earned two battle stars. Ironically, the last waters in which this anchor was dropped were those of Pensacola Bay, where Antietam served as a training carrier during the early 1960s.

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