SPECIAL - DDR Ship's Plaque - 1955-1965


DDR-714 ($35.00 - Members Only)($55.00 - Non-Members) This ship's plaque design was developed in 1955 and was in continuous use until the Summer of 1964 when USS WILLIAM R. RUSH (DDR-714) entered the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York for conversion from Radar Picket destroyer, (DDR), back to an ASW destroyer, (DD).

SPECIAL - DD Ship's Plaque - 1965-1978


DD-714 FRAM I ($35.00 - Members Only)($55.00 - Non-Members) This ship's plaque design originated while USS WILLIAM R. RUSH (DD-714) was at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York. The ship was in the yard from late June 1964 through the Spring of 1965 for a change in configuration from Radar Picket (DDR) to FRAM I ASW destroyer (DD). This design was used from 1965 until the ship was sold to the Republic of Korea in July 1978.

Development and Purchase Notes: The original brass plaque for DDR-714 was furnished by Lt. Bernie Stortecky, 1955-1958. The Original brass plaque for DD-714 was furnished by ET1 Al Skornicka, 1970-1973. These laser cut wooden plaques were designed and cut by Dwight Gebhart of Customer Laser Accents based on drawings of the DDR-714 and DD-714 (FRAM) by John Robert Barrett and photographs of the original brass plaques. Visit their websites, which can be found on the RUSH website "FREE HOME PAGES" page.

These very nice looking wooden plaques have been modeled after photographs of the original brass plaques and the corresponding ship's patches. The wooden plaques are laser cut and then assembled by hand. These are special order items and will be drop-shipped from the manufacturer. They are made to order, so please be patient. Please contact Mike Dutton if you have any questions. The DDR plaque is 12" in diameter. The DD plaque is 12" high by 8" wide. The plaques can be displayed on a shelf or table top using the display "feet" provided. Additionally, they may be easily hung on the wall using the convenient hanger provided on the back of each plaque. All you'll need to hang your plaque is a small nail, a good eye and a hammer. Prices quoted include Shipping & Handling.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are NOT a current member of the USS WILLIAM R RUSH Association, you may purchase either one of these plaques for $55.00. Your puchase price includes one plaque of your choice and a one-year membership in the association. You may renew your membership after your first year as you wish. Please include this MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION with your plaque order. (Select the words "MEMBERSHHIP APPLICATION" for a new window to open with a printable Adobe Acrobat PDF format application form. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, please contact me and I'll mail the form to you - Webmaster.)

Please allow two (2) to (3) weeks for delivery after ordering.

Either may be purchased from:

Michael R. Dutton
1084 Strauss Court
Virginia Beach, VA  23454-6758

Tel: (757) 427-6820

Please make your check out to Michael R. Dutton

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Mike Dutton