Badge worn by Esther Ross at USS Arizona christening ceremony.
Medals; USS Arizona (Battleship)
Medal worn by Esther Ross as she christened the USS Arizona. This is made of metal recycled from a gun from the USS Maine, ominously tying together two naval tragedies and causes of wars over 40 years apart.
USS Arizona Collection (AZ 517)
Donated by Esther Ross Hoggan, who christened the Arizona and was active in getting the USS Arizona Collection established at University of Arizona.
Permission to use must be obtained from the University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections.
AZ 517 Box 42 Item 38; Accession # 74-3-2