(Carson City, NV) – The WWII submarine, The U.S.S. Corvina, will soon have a permanent home where the service and sacrifice of its crew members will be forever honored and remembered. That new home will be in the lobby of the State of Nevada Library, located in the Capitol Complex in Carson City.
A new clear, plexiglass display case is being specially designed and built to protect, house, and display a 10-foot model replica of the fated submarine. The new case will also display memorabilia from the Corvina and its crew members.
At one time, the Corvina model was displayed at the Reno's Veterans Administration Medical Center (VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System). After a remodeling project at the Veterans Administration facility, the model was moved for safe keeping and has since been sitting in a private garage. Aside from its appearances in parades or other public venues, the model has been out of daily sight from the public. In the months ahead, that will change.
With support from the Nevada Department of Veterans Services, a unique partnership has formed between Nevada's U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc., Corvina Base, the Nevada Department of Administration and State Public Works. Since the beginning of this year, work has been underway to find the replica a new home. Mary Woods, with the Nevada Department of Administration said, "The plan for the display is perfect! The back door of the lobby of the State Library leads right out to the Veteran’s Wall, which is right behind the Capitol Building."
For now, there are tentative plans for a formal dedication ceremony on August 6, 2018, with additional details to be determined. The date was selected because is it the submarine's 75th Commission Anniversary.
The Corvina was assigned to Nevada and is one of 52 American submarines lost at sea. For more about the Nevada veterans group, visit the Corvina website: http://usscorvinabase.org/)
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