USS North Carolina Teak
When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, they knew they had "awoken a sleeping giant," but they had no idea just how prepared this giant was for war. The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was built in 1940 and commissioned for service in April of 1941. She was the newest and fastest battleship which the US had ever created and would go on to lead every major naval offensive in WWII, earning 15 battle stars. Her wartime complement included 144 officers and 2,195 enlisted men of the finest generation America has ever known.
After her decommissioning in June of 1947 and subsequent restoration project years later, the Teak wood of her original decks were made available to the public in limited supply. We are very excited to offer a limited collection of rings from this story filled wood.
We wanted to honor the history of this grand vessel and the many men who served over the years by using a bloodwood liner. Though the USS New Jersey had relatively few casualties during her years of service, all who served gave their time and lives in the service of freedom. We also feel that these historic woods represent the effort of all our men and women who served to protect the liberties we hold dear.
Offset Brass Inlay
We added a touch of class to this ring by adding an offset metal inlay. We chose brass for this ring.
Each Ring is Handcrafted in North Carolina
It's our honor to play a small role in the new "Made in USA" movement that is taking place across the nation and to do so by sharing part in our American heritage. Each ring purchased represents a tangible piece of American history and keeps the stories of heroism and honor alive and well.