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#151 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 04:29 PM

USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) Last of the Forrestal class in service 1959 to 1998

 

Desert Storm 1990 Cruise - CVW-13 Gaggle Patch

 

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:08 PM

TASK GROUP 70.4 1955-1956 ASW HUNTER KILLER (HUK) GROUP - TYPHOON SEASON - LOUISE, MARGE, NORA, OPAL, PATSY RUTH

 

USS POINT CRUZ (CVE-119) HUK TO BUCK-ANEERS - Commencement Bay class Escort Carrier

 

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:52 AM

USS INTREPID (CVS-11) 1960's Ballcap patch still in the cellophane

 

Full size USS INTREPID (CVS-11)

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 11:51 AM

USS HORNET (CVS-12) HUK Hunter Killer ASW Carrier, Hilborn Hamburger 1958

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 03:35 PM

USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CV/CVA/CVS-39) Essex class 'Long Hull' aka Ticonderoga class in service 1945 to 1968.

 

Lake Champlain had a unique modernization history. She was the only Essex-class ship to receive the SCB-27 conversion, which was a rebuild of the superstructure, flight deck and other features, but not also receive the SCB-125 conversion, which would have given her an angled flight deck and hurricane bow. Therefore, she had the distinction of being the last operational US aircraft carrier with an axial (straight not angled) flight deck.

 

USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS-39) Essex class long hull aircraft carrier in service 1945 to 1966

 

Hilborn Hamburger small version

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:18 PM

USS Windham Bay  TCVE 92  It carried the TCVE designation in 1953  large patch about 8 inches in diameter.

 

 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:24 PM

Casablanca class "Jeep" Escort Carrier USS WINDHAM BAY (T-CVU-92) In service 1944 to 1959.

 

She was classified as T-CVU-92 in 1957

 

Nice earlier one Bearmon, looks just like the CVU patch in post No. 137



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 01:20 PM

Chaplain's Office, USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CVA-67) 1970-1971 Med Cruise

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:13 PM

USS WASP (CVS-18) The famous Essex class carrier of WWII In service 1943 to 1972

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:36 PM

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:27 AM

Kitty Hawk patch I bought at the same time as the used one, but never worn.  You can see the holes where it was stapled to the card for display in the ships store

 

USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) Class leader in service 1961 to 2009

 

That one is a 1970's Gemsco Steve

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:48 AM

USS SHANGRI LA (CVA-38) - CASREP '70 World and Final Cruise

 

Let me point out that the SHANG was an aging ship. Nothing worked but the crew. It was either cry or laugh, when someone in the crew had a cruise patch made up titled “CASREP-70”, listing the major casualties that were reported during the cruise: Lost a screw while launching strikes; Dead in the water; Evaporators never able to provide enough water; Reefers burned up losing all perishable food; Lost steering while in a turn , (prompting the recommendation that we fire off two aircraft each time we passed through the launch heading); Port catapult cold cat shots; Liquid Oxygen plant inoperable; Contaminated jet fuel; Aircraft elevator cables parted; TACAN failure; and one story that the radar antenna fell and landed on Primary.....Story behind the patch here  http://cva38.havoc-c...04/last-cruise/

 

USS Shangri-La (CVS 38) Vietnam World Cruise Book 1970  https://www.navysite...8-70/index.html

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:28 PM

TASK GROUP ALFA 1959 - USS VALLEY FORGE (CVS-45)

 

On 1 April 1958, Rear Admiral John S. Thach hoisted his two-star flag to the carrier's main as the ship became flagship of Task Group Alpha (TG Alpha). This group, built around Valley Forge, included eight destroyers, two submarines, and one squadron each of antisubmarine helicopters and airplanes; a detachment of airborne early warning airplanes, modified A-1 Skyraiders called "guppies" because of their bulging ventral Radomes; and a land-based Lockheed P-2 Neptune. A significant development in naval tactics, TG Alpha concentrated solely on developing and perfecting new devices and techniques for countering the potential menace of enemy submarines in an age of nuclear propulsion and deep-diving submersibles.

 
Observing the New Year (1958-1959) at sea, the carrier was steaming in very heavy weather when she was forced to take evasive action to avoid collision with a merchant ship. Heavy seas severely damaged the forward portion of the flight deck, requiring her to proceed to the New York Naval Shipyard for repairs. To ready her for service as quickly as possible, a corresponding 30-by-90-foot (9.1 m × 27.4 m) section was taken from the flight deck of the inactive carrier USS Franklin (CVS-13), berthed at Bayonne, New Jersey. The damaged section was cut away from Valley Forge's flight deck and the Franklin deck piece installed in its place. A bronze plaque was mounted on the newly replaced deck section to commemorate how the Franklin was damaged in action off Japan in April 1945

 

VALLEY FORGE patch circa 1954 to 1960 (CVS-45)

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