Challenge Coin is made in memory of the events of February 12, 1988 in the Black Sea near the Crimea. February 12, 1988, USS Yorktown (CG-48) – Ticonderoga-class cruiser, operating with USS Caron (DD-970)- Spruance-class destroyer, entered USSR 12 miles (19 km) territorial waters limit in the Black Sea off the Crimean Peninsula. In response, the Soviet Navy deployed a frigate “Bezzavetnyy” rus. , Burevestnik M-class frigate and a SKR-6 rus. C-6 Mirka II class light frigate. Both American ships maintained a constant course and speed throughout the incident. Eventually, the Soviet ships rammed both US ships. After that, the US ships left the territorial waters of the USSR. The coin is made. Heart to homeland, life to the sea, the honor to nobody. Depicted the flag of the Soviet Navy and the silhouettes of the two ships. USSR, USA, 2 collisions. Depicted silhouette of anchor. The stigma of the Moscow Mint. ONLY COIN AND COA! The item “USS Yorktown Ticonderoga Caron Spruance collision USSR Navy ship Challenge Coin” is in sale since Monday, June 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Current Militaria (2001-Now)\Original Items\Challenge Coins”. The seller is “1606114” and is located in Barnaul, Altai region. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation