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Title Wall plaque from Bethlehem Steel Shipyard commemorating retirement of Benny J. Fernandez, father of donor Ben Fernandez.
Object Name Plaque
Other Name Benny Fernandez wall plaque
Catalog Number 2001.038.0001
Collection Bethlehem Steel Hoboken Shipyard Employee Archive
Credit Long term loan courtesy of Benedict Fernandez.
Description Wall plaque from the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Hoboken commemorating the retirement of Benny J. Fernandez, father of donor Ben Fernandez. Fernandez senior worked at the shipyard from 1941 to 1983, his last position was that of riggers crane operator. His son also worked at the same site.

The plaque was made in the shipyard shops. Made of a hardwood with a molded edge, it has a 10" x 3" bronze plate attached with face screws. The legend reads: Bethlehem Steel Co. | Shipbuilding. Division. | Hoboken. Yard. | U.S.A. Above the bronze plate is an embossed metal plate (probably aluminum) that has his employee information: 65 144 [employee identification number, the first 2 digits are the department number] | Benny J Fernandez | 1941 - 1983 | Riggers Crane Op[erator]. This plate has a yellowed film that is lifting at the edges (it was probably not intended to left on permanently, but to be removed after manufacture.)
Date 1983-1983
Year Range from 1983
Year Range to 1983
People Fernandez, Benedict J., Sr.
Fernandez, Benedict J., Jr.
Search Terms Bethlehem Steel
Imagefile 006\20010380001.JPG
Notes long term loan
Classification Men
Transport
Artifacts
Machinery