The USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) is vital for supporting our forces that defend American interests and protect freedom across the globe. An Emory S. Land-class submarine tender for the US Navy, she is impressively equipped to supply our submerged forces with whatever they need, even the most demanding of missions. She is named after Vice Admiral Emory Scott Land, one of the originators of the United States Navy submarine program. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his work on submarine design and construction and for work in the war zone.
Commissioned on 7 July 1979, the USS Emory S. Land has a displacement of nearly 23,000 long tons and stretches some 649 feet in length. Armed with naval guns and anti-air, she provides food, electricity, water, consumables, spare parts, medical, dental, disbursing, mail, legal services, ordnance, and any parts or equipment repair that a submarine may require. To accomplish this, the ship has a physical plant similar to that of a small town, including 53 different specialized shops.
This coin is minted in bronze, finished with an antique patina, and pays tribute to the USS Emory S. Land, saluting the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains a starboard view of the USS Emory S. Land cutting through the ocean; the reverse displays the shield and crest of the USS Emory S. Land imbued with bold colored enamel.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) round in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.