THE USS BENNINGTON SHIPS BELL 1993
AT BENNINGTON, VT
"Howard Woods" [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Wed, 28 May 2003 14:46:07 -0400
"'Lonnie Whittaker'" [Lonnie@uss-bennington.org]
I was in Vermont yesterday on business and had the chance to pass through Bennington. Bill Copeland's photos of the ship's bell, posted on your web site, drew me there so I could see it for myself. There is a white marble screen behind the bell. The front side is inscribed simply "USS Bennington." The back side of the screen has a plaque giving a history of the ship (and a reference to her predecessor the Gunboat Bennington). I have attached a photo of the plaque for your enjoyment and use. I have also attached a photo of the bell and screen from a different angle than those posted on the web page so you can see the inscription on the marble screen.