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There are several of these already posted, but here's mine

 

USS FORT SNELLING (LSD-30)

AMPHIBIOUS FORCE

U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET

 

Thomaston class dock landing ship, in service 1954 to 1984

16 USS FORT SNELLING (LSD-30) 01.jpg

16 USS FORT SNELLING (LSD-30) 02.jpg

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....and another Atlantic Fleet sister ship

 

USS SPIEGEL GROVE (LSD-32)

in service 1956 to 1989

 

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...and another Thomaston class sister ship

 

USS HERMITAGE (LSD-34)

In service 1956 to 1989, one tour in Vietnam

 

This is an early black background patch, still need the white one

 

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Lead ship of the Anchorage class dock landing ships (five in the class)

 

USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-16)

in service 1969 to 2003

Six campaign stars for Vietnam service

Frequent Wind

19 Westpacs

Operations Desert Storm, Continue Hope, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom

Assisted the USS COLE

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The second USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44)

A Whidbey Island class dock landing ship (eight ships in the class)

 

In service with the Fleet since 1989

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Newport class USS MANITOWOC (LST-1180)

 

In service 1970-1993 - Two tours in Vietnam, Beirut Crisis and Desert Storm

LST 1180 USS MANITOWOC Desert Storm 001.jpg

LST 1180 USS MANITOWOC Swiss Tex 002.jpg

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okay for your further viewing pleasure

 

USS Clarke County LST 601

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USS Garrett County AGP 786 (used to be a LST so it's Gator good)

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USS Grant County LST 1174

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USS Monticello LSD 35

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USS Oak Hill LSD 7

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USS Rockbridge APA 228

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USS Snohomish County LST 1126

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USS Stone County LST 1141

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USS Tuscaloosa LST 1187

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USS Wexford County LST 1168

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I believe this should go in this topic, Inshore Fire Support

USS Carronade From Wikipedia

"As an Inshore Fire Support Ship (IFS), part of the so-called "brown-water navy", Carronade was built to provide direct naval gunfire support to amphibious landings or operations close to shore. Carronade was armed with two twin 40mm anti-aircraft mounts (mounted fore and aft of the superstructure), one dual-purpose 5" .38caliber naval cannon, and eight mk.105 twin automatic rocket launchers. Each launcher was capable of firing thirty spin-stabilized rockets per minute"

 

link to a YouTube video:

 

and the patch "The Little Armada" fitting motto.

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Very nice additions Bearmon in several categories. Looks like alot of nice Japanese made patches. I really like the patch above and the video is crazy. It would be a blast to light that one up !!!

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We've done the L-Ship 'Gator Freighters' on the forum, but let's see the older Transports and Attack Transports in your collections.....

 

USS GENERAL W.A. MANN T-AP 112 General John Pope class transport in service 1943-1965

AP 112 T-AP 112 USS GENERAL W.A. MANN 001.jpg

AP 112 T-AP 112 USS GENERAL W.A. MANN 002.jpg

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USS GENERAL WILLIAM MITCHELL (AP-114) Steward's Ward Room Mess patch, General John Pope class transport in service 1944-1950

 

The UIM rocker is from her T-AP-114 service

AP 114 USS GENERAL WILLIAM MITCHELL 001.jpg

AP 114 USS GENERAL WILLIAM MITCHELL 002.jpg

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Class Leader USS BAYFIELD (APA-33) In service 1943-1968

APA 33 USS BAYFIELD 001.jpg

APA 33 USS BAYFIELD 002.jpg

 

A different USS BAYFIELD (APA-33) merrowed edge version

APA 33 USS BAYFIELD 003.jpg

APA 33 USS BAYFIELD 004.jpg

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USS HENRICO (APA-45) Task Force 90 Korea - Bayfield class in service 1943-1969

APA 45 USS HENRICO 001.jpg

APA 45 USS HENRICO 002.jpg

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The Leapin Lena USS LEWANEE (APA 195) Haskell class attack transport in service 1944-1967

APA 195 USS LENAWEE 001.jpg

 

This belonged to a China Service sailor

APA 195 USS LENAWEE 002.jpg

APA 195 USS LENAWEE 003.jpg

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USS MONTROSE (APA-212) Haskell class in service 1944-1968

 

A bit dirty and with a thumbtack hole in it where it was pinned to a garage wall

APA 212 USS MONTROSE 001.jpg

APA 212 USS MONTROSE 002.jpg

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My humble opinion is that these should be in with the gator thread, many APA's and AKA's are already posted there including some in this post and it would keep them together for future reference.

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USS MOUNTRAIL (APA-213) Haskell class in service 1944-1969

APA 213 USS MOUNTRAIL 001.jpg

 

Reverse - pulled from a patch album

APA 213 USS MOUNTRAIL 002.jpg

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Metal Plaque plate USS ROCKBRIDGE (APA-228) Haskell class in service 1944-1968

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APA 228 USS ROCKBRIDGE 002.jpg

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Class Leader USS PAUL REVERE (APA-248) in service as an APA 1958-1969

APA 248 USS PAUL REVERE 001.jpg

APA 248 USS PAUL REVERE 002.jpg

 

Redesignated as LPA-248 and in service as LPA 1969 to January 1980 - This is the "Paul Revere's Last Mid-Pac Ride" patch just prior to her decommissioning

APA 248 LPA 248 USS PAUL REVERE 001.jpg

APA 248 LPA 248 USS PAUL REVERE 002.jpg

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