USS Yosemite Silver Presentation Plaque

Silver presentation plaque made for the crew of the USS Yosemite, an auxiliary cruiser served by members of the Michigan Naval Brigade, a unit of the United States Naval Militia. The USS Yosemite served during the Spanish American War. Many members of the crew were faculty, students or alumni of the University of Michigan. The plaque produced  by Gorham of Providence Rhode Island, a highly influential silver manufacturing firm.  Hallmarks along the bottom. Measures 19 1/3″ H x 16 1/2″ W.
To the Michigan Naval Force to be awarded annually to the Division deemed most efficient presented by the Crew of the USS Yosemite, 1898-1928. Below includes several of the divisions that have won the award.