Maritime Supply Co

DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP - Brass Tag Necklace


Hand-stamped on a solid brass rectangular dog tag, this pendant features the phrase "Don't give up the ship."

This famous quote was reportedly uttered by Captain James Lawrence of the US frigate Chesapeake to his remaining crew as he lay dying in his cabin during a battle in the War of 1812 against a British frigate a few miles north of Boston, on June 1, 1813. His rallying cry was published in a Baltimore newspaper a few weeks later, and soon became the unofficial motto for the US Navy for several decades thereafter.

The dog tag shape is a nod to the dog tags that our military wear and their dedication to our protection.

Please note: All our brass pendants are raw brass, meaning they are not electroplated and will develop a beautiful patina over time. We include a jewelry cloth with every order to help keep your pendant's original shine if you choose to do so.

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Orlando Z.
United States United States
Excellent quality!

I’m happy with the pendant and the customer service and staff are excellent!

Donald P.
United States United States
Great Gift

It was a gamble buying this for my son because he never wears jewelry of any kind, but I felt like it was something that he might be interested in, so I bought this item for my son and he absolutely loves it.

Chris G.
United States United States
Tough times demand a rallying call

I’ve faced some tough times in the last few months, and all indications are that the there will be more tough weeks ahead. This is the rallying call I need...a subtle necklace I wear to give me courage and remind me of my purpose...