Presentation Silver Returns to Duluth

The silver was given to the USS Duluth nearly fifty years ago. Now the set will return to its city of origin.

Nearly 55 years after the city of Duluth presented the USS Duluth with a set of silver, the Navy ship and its former crew will return the set back to the city.

The set was used aboard the ship to entertain foreign dignitaries.

The Navy rarely returns silver to its city of origin, so the public is invited to the historic presentation at 3 p.m. on Friday.

The homecoming will take place at the USS Duluth Anchor Monument.

“It’s going to be a very amazing moment for everyone, the crew of the ship and the city of Duluth as well because you folks were kind enough to provide the ship with this silver set in the first place, so it’s going to be a very emotional moment,” said Don Rowe, president of the USS Duluth Crewmembers Association.

The silver set will then be donated to the St. Louis County Historical Society where it will be put on display at the Veterans Memorial Hall exhibit at the Depot.

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