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Title USS Honolulu
Object Name Model, Architect's
Artist W.T. Carlson
Date 1939
Description On July 15, 1939, the captain and the crew of the USS Honolulu presented this wood model of the cruiser to Mayor Charles Crane as a gesture of aloha for the gifts and fine reception the ship received the week before. The wood model was constructed by the ship's carpenter W.T. Carlson from common shipboard items: searchlights are rhinestones, railings are pins and thread, the main guns are toothpicks, stairways are corner hails, ventilator caps are round-head screws, and portholes are pop rivets.

This historical artifact is now the property of the City and County of Honolulu. Special acknowledgement goes to Burl Burlingame and Bob Chenoweth for their assistance in preparing this item for exhibit.
Credit Line Gift of the Crew of the USS Honolulu
Collection Municipal Reference & Records Center Collection
Object Number 1939.02