Historical information

This certificate was awarded to news photographer Denis Gibbons to mark his time on USS New Jersey BB62. Gibbons spent 5 years in Vietnam, and photographed the tours of nine Australian infantry battalions for Fairfax press and United Press International. This is a non-official certificate signed by the commanding officer Edward Snyder Jnr.

Physical description

Paper with hard cardboard backing of under water scene-white with blue and gold writing. Banner heading in gold writing. Picture of a battleship top LHS, mermaids x2 holding a painters pallet, Anchor with chain. Emblem of battleship bottom RHS. Swordfish and sharks depicted.

Inscriptions & markings

Battleship Brethren heading. USS New Jersey BB 62 Firepower for Freedom. Denis Gibbons