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Personalized Plank Owner Prints

8x18 inch Color Ship Profile Drawing by Geo. Bieda.
8x18 inches rolled in a tube:  $65.00 includes shipping!

To really understand how nice our frames are click here.

This makes a great gift to someone special that served in the Navy.
Each print comes with a Plank Owner's  Data Plaque.
A sailors name can also be added.
At no extra cost.


Any extra information can be put at the
bottom of the order form.

A "plank owner" is an individual who was a member of the crew of a ship when that ship was placed in commission. In earlier years, this applied to a first commissioning; since then, it has often been applied to one who was part of a recommissioning crew as well. "Plank owner" is not an official Navy term, and has consequently been variously defined by different Navy units.

In the case of ships with wooden decks, if the veteran has a plank owner certificate or statement of service showing that he was on the ship when it was commissioned, the veteran can write to the Naval Historical Center's Curator Branch, and request a piece of deck planking. If the veteran meets the above criteria and the Curator Branch has possession of deck planking, the plank owner or his widow can receive a small section of the deck. For more recent ships with metallic decks, the Navy is regretfully unable to issue deck sections.