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Savage Door Plaques
SECTION 18.
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HOMENEW ADDITIONSSITE MAPINTRODUCTION
FOREWORDINVOCATION1. WALTER S. SAVAGE, JR.2.  DE-386 (WWII)
3.  DE-386 CREW4.  DE-386 CREW PHOTOS5.  DE-386 SHIP PHOTOS6.  DER-386 (1955)
7.  DER CREW 1955 - 19648.  DER-386 PHOTOS9.  SAVAGE IN VIETNAM10.  VIETNAM CREW
11.  VIETNAM PHOTOS12.  SHIP'S AWARDS13.  ACTIVE SERVICE TERMINATED14.  REUNION ASSOCIATION
15.  DECEASED16.  ROSTER17  REUNION PHOTOS18.  KEEPSAKES
19.  MISCELLANEOUS20.  SITE POLICIES21.  WEBMASTER22.  SHIP'S STORE
23.  SITE AWARDS24.  COMMANDING OFFICERS 25.  SHIP'S HISTORY

SECTION 18. CONTENTS
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BACK TO SECTION 17.DER-386 Ship's PlaqueDER-386 Ship's Plaque - 2Historical Marker
MemorabiliaPainting of USS SavagePostmarksSavage Artifacts
Savage Artifacts (2)Savage Door PlaquesSavage Jacket PatchesSavage Lighters
Savage MemoriesShip's Bell DE-386Watering Holes

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PILOT HOUSE
02 - 46 - 0 - C
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CAPTAIN'S STATEROOM
02 - 55 - 0 - L
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photograph of Pilot House door plaque
photograph of Captain's Stateroom plaque
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"The numbering system is pre 1949.  The 02 is the deck above the main deck.  The next number is the frame (starting from the bow and counting back) next number is the frame in from the outside (hull).

The lower number is the actual number of the space, meaning, 02 level, second deck above the main deck, 46 frames from the bow (two feet per frame), the "0" means on the center line (direct center of the ship), the "C" means "Control."

Numbering is the same for the captains cabin.  It was just aft of the pilot house so he could get there quick.  The "L" means living space.

To me they are simply a memento of an adventure I had 30 years ago as a young Sailor.  I learned long ago that ships are just so much metal and paint, just things.  It's the crew that gives them personality and life.  Long after the ship has gone, as long as someone remembers them, they live.

I removed these plates from your Father's ship, USS Savage, while in Long Beach, CA, in early 1976.

I was stationed aboard USS Bradley at the time.  There were 3 ex DER's there, Savage, Falgout, and Hissem, a Fletcher Class DD, the Pickering and a submarine. 

All were being used as targets.  At the time, they were just shot "at," not to be hit.

I was part of a working party sent over to collect any usable parts such as light fixtures and such. Also, all the scrap brass we could find.  

I went aboard Savage.  I pulled these label plates off as souvenirs.  As I think about it, in the Captain's Cabin, there were the Squadron logo plates that had been bolted to the staph and the ribbon award plates which had been on the bridge wings.  Those were left."  Steve Hesson

These plaques were most graciously contributed to the webmaster of the USS Savage by: Steve Hesson, SMC S (SW) USN, Ret.

[We deeply appreciate Steve's kind generosity in gifting us with these plaques. They are priceless, tangible reminders of the USS Savage, and all the men who passed through these portals.]
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Actual size: Length  6"     Height  2 1/2"      Depth 1/20"
Actual size: Length  9 1/2"     Height  1 1/2"      Depth 1/20"
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