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Bastion Brotherhood US Navy Plankowners Plaque

$256.95 each

USN Plank Owners Bastion Brotherhood

This plaque shows the insignia of USN Plank Owners Bastion Brotherhood. This hand carved plaque is made of solid mahogany wood, the perfect gift for graduation, retirees and for personnel under USN Plank Owners Bastion Brotherhood. You can also personalize this plaque according to your preference. A recessed hook enables the plaque to hang flush against any wall.

USN Plank Owners Bastion Brotherhood:""Plank owner"" is not an official United States Navy term, and has consequently been variously defined by different units. The origin of the term is the implication that a crew member was around when the ship was being built and commissioned, and therefore has bragging rights to the ""ownership"" of one of the planks in the main deck. Historically, a plank owner in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, or his widow, could petition the Naval Historical Center's Curator Branch for a piece of the deck when the ship was decommissioned. Sailors who are plank owners at their current command often have the word ""PLANKOWNER"" embroidered on the back of their uniform ball cap to denote this designation. A plaque is placed aboard the ship with the crew names.