Military History/Battleship Discharges
My father recieved a Battleship Discharge after WWII. I was wanting to know if you could tell me how many were issued. Thank you.
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner but I did contact the U.S. Navy Historical Division as well as the U.S. National Archives and the answer they both gave me was that the number is unknown due to the fact that the Battleship Discharge was awarded by the individuals who had served on them. It was optional though because a number of sailors wanted the traditional discharge certificate. It was the decision of the individual sailor though. I hope this helps and May God Bless-Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard