Date: Sat 3/15/2003 4:26 PM
Dear Mike Brock,
asked me to respond to your query since I am the person in
I have the draft of the loan agreement sent by Ms. Moyer, and we are reviewing it. We need to decide how we will bring it to the museum and set dates for that transport. According to Susan, the USS Oldendorf has already returned it to the storage facility in San Diego.
The Oakland Museum of California is very pleased to have been contacted about the silver service. I am sure that Oakland residents will be interested in and proud of the history of this object and its tie to our city.
Please let me know if you have further concerns or questions.
Date: Sat 3/15/2003 4:05 PM
To: Suzanne Baizerman [email@example.com]
That is great news regarding the USS OAKLAND Silver Service returning to Oakland.
Rededication of the USS OAKLAND Mast and the 60th Anniversary of the ship's Dennis I have one request. On 7-17-03 a number of the men and their families who served aboard the USS OAKLAND will be gathering here for the Commissioning. Could you please make available to this group a private viewing of the Silver Service someday around 7-17-03? There should be no more than 30 or 40 people. Thank you.
Best regards to all,
Hi Paul: Thanks for the
fast reply. I have sent Mike an e-mail as well but haven't heard from him yet. Of course I will talk about the
silver, that was
I just got back from San
Diego. I got some great photographs and slides of the
1943-49 USS OAKLAND
USS OLDENDORF (DD 972)
FPO AP 96674-1210
28 December 1998
Mr. Michael Brock
Dear Mr. Brock:
In reply to your 11
December letter, USS OLDENDORF does have the presentation silver service from the USS OAKLAND
(CL95). The service
I thought you might be interested in the enclosed copy of a letter from the Naval Supply Systems Command regarding the transfer of the service to USS OLDENDORF, as well as a history of the USS OAKLAND presentation silver service.
PRESENTATION SILVER SERVICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
MAY 30, 1980
From: Commander, Naval
Supply Systems Command
Subj: Presentation Silver
Encl: (1) History of the USS OAKLAND Presentation Silver Service
1. In reply to reference
(a), your request for the USS OAKLAND Presentation Silver Service is approved. Notify NSC San Diego, Code
302, upon your return
2. By copy of this
letter, NSC San Diego is requested to transfer the USS OAKLAND silver service to the USS OLDENDORF upon its
return to San
3. Your attention is
invited to reference (b) which prescribes the records,
4. Enclosure (1) is forwarded to provide a brief history of the USS OAKLAND Presentation Silver Service.
D. J. EIZENHOEFER
HISTORY OF USS OAKLAND
On May 7, 1943, Dr. John F. Slavich, Mayor of the City of Oakland, CA at a precommissioning party, presented to the Light Cruiser, USS OAKLAND (CL95) on behalf of the citizens of the City of Oakland, CA a 7 piece presentation silver service with a leather carrying case.
When the USS OAKLAND was
inactivated in 1949, the silver was turned in to secure storage at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. The set
was reassigned on a loan basis to the
Aircraft Carrier, USS BENNINGTON (CVS-20) in 1952 in
The silver was returned to the City of Oakland on loan for display in Dunsmuir House in 1964 at the request of Mayor John C. Houlihan.
In 1968, the City of
Oakland adopted the Aircraft Carrier USS ORISKANY (CVA-34) and presented the USS OAKLAND silver service
to the USS ORISKANY on 24 October 1968.
The silver service was proudly displayed in a specially constructed walnut cabinet with two other
valuable silver services
On 18 May 1976 a request
was received from the commandant, TWELFTH
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