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USS Essex (CV-9) Anchor (Entrance & Quarterdeck)

Stamped with its weight of 30,210 lb., this anchor was manufactured at the Norfolk Navy Yard in 1942 and installed on the aircraft carrier USS Essex (CV-9), which was commissioned that same year. It was aboad the carrier until her decommissioning in 1975, having splashed into forward anchorages and ports of call in the Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean over the course of more than three decades of service.

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