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Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Archived Exhibit

USS Juneau CL-52 Presentation Silver Service Set, 1942

February 2016

USS Juneau Silver Service Set Cup L2015.02.002

Spearheaded by the city of Juneau, funds were raised to purchase a silver service set for the USS Juneau when President Roosevelt announced that a light cruiser would be named for the capital of the territory of Alaska. The punch bowl, cups, ladle, candlesticks and tray were taken off the ill-fated ship before it engaged in action in Guadalcanal. With the help of the Mendenhall Flying Lions, the set has been brought back to Juneau on loan from the US Navy.