Silent Service - The USN Submarine Forces
Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:21 AM
So here are the few I have collected please feel free to add your own.
First up a USS Barbel fully embroidered
Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:25 AM
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USS Greyback LPSS 574 (misspelled on patch as GREYDACK)
Edited by Bearmon, 13 October 2014 - 08:40 AM.
Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:34 AM
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Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:38 AM
Prospection Commanding Officer school Pacific
Posted 13 October 2014 - 01:17 PM
I don't think you will regret getting into collecting Silent Service patches. I love the looks of these type of patches and you have posted some nice ones. Another good thing about collecting these is that I don't !!! Ha Ha
Posted 13 October 2014 - 03:56 PM
Great collection.You have some real nice Japanese made ones there.
Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:47 PM
Posted 26 October 2014 - 12:46 PM
We have some other Regulus photos and patches on the forum, but I didn't see anything for the USS BARBERO (SSG-317)
Along with the USS TUNNY (SSG-282) these WWII vets were the first USN nuclear deterrent submarines, paving the way for the Polaris boats and future Boomers.
She also held the distinction of being the only 'Missile Mail' submarine, sending letters via a Regulus missile to NAVSTA Mayport, Florida.
Nice original cut edge Japanese patch, measuring 6" x 6" and probably made by Ace Novelty.
Unlike her sister Regulus submarines which were converted to APSS/LPSS service during Vietnam, BARBERO was struck and sunk in Hawaii in 1964
Edited by Salvage Sailor, 26 October 2014 - 05:34 PM.
Posted 28 October 2014 - 12:33 PM
The Los Angeles class leader
USS LOS ANGELES (SSN-688) 1976-2010
(2) Different types along with the Officer & Enlisted hat patches
Posted 28 October 2014 - 12:35 PM
Posted 30 October 2014 - 08:09 PM
Los Angeles class USS HONOLULU (SSN-718) 5 1/2" fully embroidered patch
Maka'ala Mau - Always on Alert
In commission 1985-2007, although she is gone her bow section sails on.
It was attached to her sister submarine USS SAN FRANCISCO (SSN-711) after hers was severely damaged in a submarine vs. seamount collision.
The seamount won........
Edited by Salvage Sailor, 19 April 2017 - 07:00 PM.
Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:04 PM
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