U.S. Naval Construction Force

U.S. Naval Construction Battalions, better known as the Navy Seabees, form the U.S. Naval Construction Force. The Seabees nickname is a heterograph of the first letters «C B» from the words Construction Battalion.


Worn chrome plated Zippo with U.S. Naval Construction Force insignia on the front. The Seabees had a second Logo. It was of a shirtless constructionman holding a sledge hammer with a rifle strapped across his back standing upon the words «Construimus Batuimus USN» («We build, We fight» USN).

  • Model: three barrel hinge, round bottom
  • Year: 1943 - 45
  • Status: in collection