Patchcollector Posted September 23, 2011 Share #1 Posted September 23, 2011 Today I want to post some Vietnam era Patrol Gunboat patches from my collection.I want to add right away that not all the Patrol Gunboats served in Nam, I will add a brief history of each Gunboat for the patches that I post. Now to the boats.The Patrol Gunboats were an interesting part of our Navy. There were seventeen of them in the "Asheville" class.They were,fast,lethal ships capable of going into shallow areas,such as some of the rivers of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war.Larger than the PBR's used by fellow sailors,these Gunboats could pack a very big punch in a fight,and helped tremendously in the war effort. First up is the USS Gallup,probably my favorite Gunboat patch,I love their motto"Have guns will travel"Also,is is my imagination,or do the front legs on the horse resemble guns! Patch appears to be made in Japan. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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