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USS ENTERPRISE Zippo lighter

Date: 1964
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: 00054821
Related Place:United States, Australia,

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    Souvenir given to Vanessa (Zena) Roberson by Chief Staples of the USS ENTERPRISE on its visit to Sydney in 1964 as part of Task Force 1, the first world circumnavigation by a nuclear powered fleet.
    SignificanceSouvenir of USS ENTERPRISE a nuclear powered aircraft carrier that visited Sydney in 1964 as part of Task Force 1, Operation Sea Orbit, a two month un-refuelled cruise around the world. Sea Orbit was based on the first world circumnavigation by an all coal powered fleet in 1907-1909 by the USN Great White Fleet which had a major impact on Australia – USA relations.
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