McNicol China USS Navy Ship Bethany Restaurant Ware Salad Plates 1950s. This pair of vintage restaurant ware salad plates made by McNicol China is made of heavy solid white china with a thin cobalt blue border band on its rim and in the center of the curved outside. The cobalt blue "Bethany" written in Olde English lettering is most likely the restaurant, or perhaps a cruise line McNicol China made the dinnerware made for. McNicol China made products in their Clarksburg, W. Va. location from 1914 - 1969. I believe these plates are from the USS Navy Ship Bethany.
In most excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing and minor surface wear and measures 8-3/8 inches diameter. Marked on the back in black, "McNicol China, Clarksburg, W. Va., X 109". Perfect for those who collect restaurant ware! Price is for both salad plates.
Info on the Bethany from the Internet:
PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:
Laid down 27 February 1942 by the Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TN
Launched 12 August 1942
Commissioned USS PC-620, 8 January 1943
Decommissioned 16 August 1946 at Green Cove Springs, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs Group
Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
Named Bethany 15 February 1956
Struck from the Navy Register 5 September 1957
Sold for scrap in 1958 to Boston Metals Co. of Baltimore, MD.
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