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Forward Turret Brass Tag, USS San Diego, #2017-008-007

A small, rectangular strip of brass covered in white, green, and red corrosion. There is a hole through one end and a rivet through the other. There is text stamped on the face that reads “P-9 FORWARD TURRET MOTORS RIGHT”.
Title: Forward Turret Brass Tag, USS San Diego, #2017-008-007
Caption: A brass tag recovered from the WWI-era armored cruiser USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6).
Description: Pennsylvania-class armored cruisers, like USS San Diego, were equipped with multiple turrets. This brass tag, which reads “P-9 FORWARD TURRET MOTORS RIGHT”, was likely a label for one of the turrets on USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6).
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  • World War I 1917-1918
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