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USS WILLARD KEITH (DD-775) Allen M. Sumner class destroyer in service 1944 to 1972

 

Her original patch design and her Dennis the Menace patch.

 

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USS WILLARD KEITH (DD-775) PER ANGUSTA AD ANGUSTA (“through difficulties to honors”) i.e. No Pain No Gain

 

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"Menace of the Seas" - Hank Ketcham creator of Dennis the Menace was given a VIP ride on the Willard Keith in 1954 from San Francisco to Long Beach, CA.. To show his appreciation he designed the ships plaque and this is the patch that came from that design

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This is another USS Manley, different color scheme that the one posted earlier  nice patch about 6 inches high and 5 inches across

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USS ROBERT K HUNTINGTON (DD-781) Allen M. Sumner class in service 1945 to 1973, WWII, Cold War, Vietnam.  Named for Robert Kingsbury Huntington, a naval aviator and member of Torpedo Squadron 8. The entire squadron was lost during the Battle of Midway.

 

Robert Kingsbury Huntington, born at Los Angeles, Calif., 13 March 1921, enlisted in the Navy 21 April 1941. He served on board Lexington (CV-2) and was rated aviation radioman third class before being transferred to Torpedo Squadron 8 on board Hornet (CV-8). He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement as rear gunner in a torpedo plane during an attack against enemy Japanese forces in the Battle of Midway 4 June 1942. Flying without fighter support and with insufficient fuel to return to their carrier, Huntington and his fellow crewmember pressed home their attack with utter disregard for their own personal safety, in the face of a tremendous antiaircraft barrage and overwhelming fighter opposition. Huntington was one of 29 from Torpedo Squadron 8 who gave their lives in this attack.

 

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On 6/29/2017 at 8:48 PM, Salvage Sailor said:

Gearing class USS O'HARE (DDR-889) In service 1945 to 1973

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Love this! Never seen this one before. I own a 1962 deck jacket of this destroyer. Salvage, would you ever be interested in selling this? 

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That one's a keeper for my collection, very hard to find

 

This is the USS O'HARE patch made by Gemsco that is usually found

 

 

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Thanks Salvage! Regarding the Gemsco one, is it still available? I'm looking for a true original vintage not those reproductions on Ebay. 

 

 

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USS GAINARD (DD-706) Allen M. Sumner class destroyer in service 1944 to 1971

 

Two different cut edge versions

 

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USS JENKINS (DD-447) The third Fletcher class destroyer in commissioned service 1942 to 1969.  She was reclassified at DDE-447 during the Korean War and reverted back to DD-447 in 1962.

 

These belonged to a crewman who served aboard JENKINS during her WESTPAC Vietnam cruises in 1966 & 1967

 

JENKINS earned 14 battle stars during World War II, one battle star in the Korean War, and five battle stars for Vietnam service

 

 

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17 hours ago, Salvage Sailor said:

USS GAINARD (DD-706) Allen M. Sumner class destroyer in service 1944 to 1971

 

Two different cut edge versions

 

DD 706 USS GAINARD 001.jpg

 

DD 706 USS GAINARD 002.jpg

 

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DD 706 USS GAINARD 004.jpg

 

DD 706 USS GAINARD 005.jpg

 

 

The bottom patch is merrowed edge, not cut edge.

 

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17 hours ago, Salvage Sailor said:

USS JENKINS (DD-447) The third Fletcher class destroyer in commissioned service 1942 to 1969.  She was reclassified at DDE-447 during the Korean War and reverted back to DD-447 in 1962.

 

These belonged to a crewman who served aboard JENKINS during her WESTPAC Vietnam cruises in 1966 & 1967

 

JENKINS earned 14 battle stars during World War II, one battle star in the Korean War, and five battle stars for Vietnam service

 

 

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DD 447 USS JENKINS 006.jpg

DD 447 USS JENKINS 007.jpg

That is a beauty

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On 6/12/2020 at 2:58 PM, Salvage Sailor said:

USS WILLARD KEITH (DD-775) Allen M. Sumner class destroyer in service 1944 to 1972

 

Her original patch design and her Dennis the Menace patch.

 

DD_775_USS_WILLARD_KEITH_003.jpg

 

USS WILLARD KEITH (DD-775) PER ANGUSTA AD ANGUSTA (“through difficulties to honors”) i.e. No Pain No Gain

 

DD_775_USS_WILLARD_KEITH_004.jpg

 

DD_775_USS_WILLARD_KEITH_005.jpg

 

"Menace of the Seas" - Hank Ketcham creator of Dennis the Menace was given a VIP ride on the Willard Keith in 1954 from San Francisco to Long Beach, CA.. To show his appreciation he designed the ships plaque and this is the patch that came from that design

DD_775_USS_WILLARD_KEITH_001.jpg

 

DD_775_USS_WILLARD_KEITH_002.jpg

 

 

DD 775 USS WILLARD KEITH 006.jpg

 

A different yet very similar make of the USS WILLARD KEITH (DD-775).  These may be different generations of the Gemsco patch i.e. 1950's vs. 1960's

 

DD 775 USS WILLARD KEITH 007.jpg

 

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On 9/26/2020 at 5:48 AM, Bearmon said:

The bottom patch is merrowed edge, not cut edge.

 

 

Thanks for the correction.  Here are three versions of the USS GAINARD (DD-706)

 

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Gold thread on felt

 

DD 706 USS GAINARD 007.jpg

 

DD 706 USS GAINARD 008.jpg

 

 

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On 7/25/2017 at 8:20 AM, Salvage Sailor said:

Cold War/Gulf War Spruance class USS STUMP (DD-978) In service 1978 to 2004

 

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USS STUMP (DD-978) Spruance class destroyer in service 1978 to 2004

 

(Persian) GULF PATROL in the Iraq/Iran Warzone 1982-1983 just prior to the first Tanker War

 

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DD 978 USS STUMP 1982 1983 War Zone Gulf Patrol 002.jpg

 

 

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USS KENNETH D. BAILEY (DD-713) Gearing class in service 1945 to 1970

 

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USS BASILONE (DD-824/DDE-824) Gearing class Destroyer in service 1949 to 1977 (Reverted to DD-842 June 30, 1962)

 

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Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone (1916–1945)

 

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SGT. Lena Basilone ready to christen USS BASILONE, 21 December 1945

 

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USS BASILONE (DDE-824) as a post-war (Cold War) ASW escort destroyer 1949-1962, Gemsco gold border card circa 1950's

 

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USS BASILONE (DD-824) WESTPAC - 1960's Cruise patch

 

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USS MULLANY (DD-528) Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1971 - Struck by a Kamikaze at Okinawa she had to be abandoned by her crew.....but the ship did not sink.....and she was recovered, towed to Pearl Harbor, salvaged & rebuilt to continue serving on until 1971.  FULL STORY HERE

 

Seven battle stars earned in WWII and at least three more for Vietnam service

 

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Kamikaze damage 1945

 

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Aboard a floating drydock (ARD)

 

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Back to service in Vietnam, 1968 providing gunfire support and plane guard duties

 

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On 4/24/2017 at 12:34 PM, Salvage Sailor said:

Drones are not new to the USN - Gyrodyne QH-50C Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter (DASH) https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/gyrodyne-qh-50c-drone-anti-submarine-helicopter-dash

 

Allen M. Sumner class USS JOHN W. THOMASON In service 1945 to 1970

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Another USS THOMASON (DD-760) DASH patch, Gold border and details

 

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On 4/3/2017 at 4:00 PM, Salvage Sailor said:

Three war Allen M. Sumner class USS HARRY E. HUBBARD (DD-748) in service 1944 to 1969

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The hard to find H.E.H. Viking Shell patch

 

USS HARRY E. HUBBARD (DD-748) 

 

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On 4/29/2017 at 11:18 AM, 10esee said:

USS BLACK (DD-666)

 

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Other versions...

 

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USS BLACK (DD-666) Three war Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1969

 

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USS BLACK 666 Devils' Eight Ball patch

 

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USS BLACK (DD-666) Ball Cap patch

 

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USS BLACK IC GANG - INTERIOR COMMUNICATIONS, Japanese made

 

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