The Gray Ghost,
USS Rochester CA-124

The Gray Ghost, <br>USS Rochester CA-124
Item# POL-17
$40.00
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Open Edition Cameo on canvas.... $40.00
Image Size: 13" X 8.5"
Sold flat only w/ limited border

Open Edition Print on Synthetic Vinyl....$65
Image Size: 25" X 16.25"
Paper Size: 29" X 21.25"

Open Edition Print on Archival paper....$95
Image Size: 25" X 16.25"
Paper Size: 29" X 21.25"

124 Limited Edition Giclees on Canvas
20" X 13.25" (Small) Unstretched Canvas....$195
20" X 13.25" (Small) Stretched Canvas....$270
30" X 19.75" (Medium) Unstretched Canvas....$395
30" X 19.75" (Medium) Stretched Canvas....$480
40" X 26" (Large) Unstretched Canvas....$595
40" X 26" (Large) Stretched Canvas....$695
53" X 35" (Ex Large) Unstretched Canvas....$995.00

All Limited Giclees are Signed and Numbered by the Artist

USS Rochester (CA-124), heavy cruiser armed with nine 8" guns, twelve 5" guns, and various smaller armament, was launched August 28, 1945 at Quincy, Massachusetts. The ship displaced 13,700 tons, had a top speed of 33 knots and a ship's crew of 1,142. For more details see www.history.navy.mil.

After shakedown and crew training the ship sailed in 1947 to the Mediterranean and served as flagship for Commander, 6th fleet. In 1950 Rochester transferred to the Pacific with homeport at Long Beach, California. From there the ship sailed to the Western Pacific and served as flagship for Commander, 7th fleet. She supported landings in Korea at the outbreak of the Korean Conflict. Thereafter providing shore bombardment along the Korean coast, Rochester acquired the nickname "Gray Ghost." The ship received six battle stars for war service in Korean waters.

The ship transited the Pacific nine times, returning to the U.S. for refresher training and outfitting and redeployment back to the Western Pacific. Rochester was inactivated in 1961 and scrapped in 1974.

The Rochester Association of former shipmates meets every other year. The next meeting in 2010 will be in Milwaukee.

For information on the 2010 reunion contact John Rigoni at (847) 336-0480 or e-mail at jrigoni@aol.com. For membership contact Joseph Hill at (931) 432-4848 or e-mail NiteCrawl@twlakes.net.

The Association also maintains an Internet website with information, reminiscences, membership directory, and photographs: www.ussrochester.org.

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Our Flat Canvas Option- When you purchase a flat canvas you will get just the image with approximately a quarter inch of extra canvas surrounding the image. This option is good for collectors who just want a document of the cleaned image on canvas. The Flat Canvas is suitable for framing but will probably need a matte and glass to finish a framed presentation.

Our Synthetic Vinyl Option- When you purchase a print on this NEW synthetic vinyl, you will not only get the same great re-mastered image, but you will be able to get it cheaper than any of our other printing surfaces. The vinyl prints just like paper and you will be able to mount it, and frame it just like any other print. A real breakthrough for those of you who like your art BIG!

Our Un-Stretched Option- When you purchase an un-stretched print from Dare to Move you will get your image and a colored border surrounding the image. This colored border will enhance the image when it is stretched onto stretcher bars and will be seen on the edge in order to accent the printed image.

Our Stretched Canvas Option- When you purchase a stretched canvas from Dare to Move you will be getting a completed canvas with colored border stretched, finished with a wire on the back, and ready to hang on your wall. If you're not into the hassle of finding a framer to stretch your canvas or the cost of framing, which could run as much as your canvas, then this is the option for you. (note: Shipping could be higher on this option since we box these for guerrilla warfare and they are larger and more fragile.)

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