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Deadstock, never worn vintage ringer tee from 1979! Would best fit a medium (or large if you want a snug fit).

We found this at an estate sale, still in its original plastic bag. This shirt appears to be one of the souvenir shirts from the USS Kitty Hawk's (naval aircraft carrier) "Tiger Cruise" in Dec, 1979. A Tiger Cruise is when an aircraft carrier is coming home from deployment and the crew's relatives are given a chance to meet up with the ship at one of the ports and cruise the remainder of the journey with them. They usually have a week to experience what life is like on an aircraft carrier! It sounds like a fabulous, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

The USS Kitty Hawk was both the first and last active ship of her class, and the last conventionally-fuelled aircraft carrier in service with the US Navy. The USS Kitty Hawk was decommissioned in 2009 and is now located in Bremerton, Washington.

+ size: mens large
+ white super soft, thin tshirt with a navy blue ribbing at the neck and sleeves.
+ the front has a picture of a byplane and the words "Tiger Cruise Dec. 79" and "USS Kitty Hawk-CV 63"
+ back has a large eagle and tiger face with the words "USS Kitty Hawk, Hawaii to San Diego, Dec. 79'"
+ excellent condition! There is a small mark under the left underarm, but the shirt looks unworn and this might have been a mark made during screen-printing.

+ shoulder to shoulder: 18.5 inches
+ sleeve: 10 inches
+ chest: 42 inches
+ overall length: 28.5 inches

vintage ringer tshirt USS Kitty Hawk Tiger Cruise San Diego / Hawaii // US Navy / aircraft carrier //size mens medium / large


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: cotton
  • Only ships within United States.
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