Nicknamed ''Fighting  Mary'' the
battleship Maryland was the pride of
the United States Navy.

She was present at Pearl Harbor
during the  attack on December 7,
1941.

Battered yet sturdy, the ship entered
Puget Sound Navy Yard on
December 30th.

She emerged February 26, 1942
repaired,modernized, and ready for
service.

She went on to receive  7  battle stars
for her WWII  service.

‘’This WWII Battleship Maryland altar crucifix was gifted
to my family by the ship’s chaplain when the ship was
decommissioned.

In over 30 years of wood working, the project in which I
have derived the greatest joy and meaning is in replicating
this crucifix.’’
PHOTO OF THE ORIGINAL