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U.S.S. Antrim (FFG 20) in San Diego in 1981 wall art canvas print metal print U.S. Navy

U.S.S. Antrim (FFG 20) in San Diego in 1981 wall art canvas print metal print U.S. Navy

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Joining the U.S.S. Antrim straight out of training marked the beginning of an unforgettable journey. As a 3rd class gas turbine technician, I embarked on a thrilling adventure with the pre-commissioning crew in Seattle. Arriving months before the ship's completion, I found myself capturing moments with my trusty camera, doubling as the ship's photographer.

Seattle's bustling shipyard became our second home as we meticulously prepared for our maiden voyage. From March to October 1981, the camaraderie among the crew solidified, accompanied by countless snapshots documenting our time together.

When the Antrim finally set sail from Seattle, our route was punctuated with exciting port visits. San Diego welcomed us with its sunny embrace, offering a brief respite before venturing south. Mazatlan and Manzanillo in Mexico beckoned, yet our plans were thrown off course due to poor-quality fuel.

Despite setbacks, the journey continued through the Panama Canal to our designated home port of Mayport, Florida. Unfortunately, a crucial event was omitted—our anticipated Equator crossing ceremony, as the fuel complications thwarted our rendezvous with King Neptune.

The San Diego pier picture, a cherished scan of a 42-year-old image, symbolizes the early days when the Antrim gleamed with newness. Though the image quality may have faded, the memories remain vivid—a testament to the vibrant spirit of the ship and its crew.

Reflecting back, that voyage as a 20-year-old was more than just a naval journey; it was a rite of passage, a chapter brimming with resilience, camaraderie, and the thrill of exploration aboard the U.S.S. Antrim.

. Production and Shipping Time:

Glossy Photo Paper: 5 days for printing, 5 days for shipping.

Ready-to-Hang Canvas: 5 days for printing, 5 days for shipping.


There are 5 ways to print these images.

1) Premium Glossy Photo Paper are high quality, professional paper-prints.

Sharp, Vivid and rich Color sets this apart from a casual photo print.

You'll feel like you're there.

Premium Glossy Photo Paper will last a long time.

This option is available in 8x10 inches, 11x14 inches or 16x20 inches.

They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).

2) Ready to Hang Canvas are ready to hang right out of the box with zero assembly required. Ultimate convenience.

Gorgeous finished look. It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall.

Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs.

1.5 inch thick wooden stretcher-bars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).

Estimated delivery time for printing, assembling, packing and shipping is around 10 days.

3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels)

This is for larger pieces, and the photograph is split into 3 even panels, 3 separate canvas panels which put together make a single large image.

This gives a modern look, and allows spectacularly large sizes on your wall!

4) Aluminum Metal Prints

Create elegant wall decor that shines with high-end, exclusive and unique aluminum metal prints.

Create a polished addition to any home or office. 3/64" thick aluminum panel. Features a glossy coating and rounded edges.

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

5) Acrylic Prints

Create eye-catching home decor with modern acrylic prints. Light refracts through the museum-quality acrylic bringing vibrancy and depth to your photos. The .22" thick clear acrylic produces superb image quality from edge to edge and absolutely stunning, brilliant color!

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box

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