Just google our name. And discover why we are your best connection to original nautical salvaged items! Our customer service team can answer all your questions! A rare opportunity to own a Bulkhead light salvaged from the USS Forrestal. The USS Forrestal was commissioned in 1955. While the USS Forrestal was a very historical US Navy vessel, it became better known for an accident that happened on the flight deck during the Vietnam War. In July 1967, an electrical error on one aircraft resulted in the discharge of a Zuni rocket that claimed the lives of 134 sailors. US Senator John McCain was one of the pilots in line to take off at the time of the accident. His aircraft was burned on the deck after he exited the cockpit. The USS Forrestal was scrapped in December 2015. Before it was scrapped, we were able to salvage this bulkhead light from the deck of the vessel. This salvaged USS Forrestal bulkhead light is original and unpolished cast brass yes, it is brass under all that paint! Made by Russell & Stoll. From the top of the wall box mount to the bottom of the cage it measures about 9 inches tall by 5 inches wide (not including the mount lugs). When mounted to the wall it will extend out by about 7 inches. The four old conduit openings have been fitted with copper caps. The light weighs about 10 pounds. This light has been totally rewired with all new UL-Listed parts rated for any voltage of 250 volts or less. The new bulb holder takes a meduim bulb of 75 watts or less. A hole was drilled in the center of the wall mount on the back to allow the wiring to exit the light and not be visible. The item “Aircraft Carrier USS Forrestal Bulkhead Light” is in sale since Tuesday, May 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Lamps & Lighting”. The seller is “big_ship_salvage” and is located in Milan, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Primary Material: Brass
- Maker: Russell & Stoll
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Military Branch: US Navy
- Country/Region of Origin: United States