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USS CORAL SEA aircraft carrier Zippo lighter

Date: 1962
Dimensions:
Overall: 55 × 40 × 12 mm, 57 g
Medium: Aluminium paint
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Jeff Allan
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Lighter
Object No: 00054820
Related Place:United States, Australia,

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    Description
    Souvenir of the visit to Sydney by the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA probably on a rest and recreation visit in 1970 during the Vietnam War, collected by Vanessa (Zena) Roberson.
    SignificanceSouvenir of the visit to Sydney by the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA for Coral Sea Week in 1963, or on a rest and recreation visit in 1970s during the Vietnam War, collected by Vanessa (Zena) Roberson. This lighter is most probably from the 1970 visit as it is has a debossed coloured enamel design more typical of Zippo lighters from the 1970s onwards.
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