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USS Eaton DD510

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USS Cone DD 866 carded

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USS Norfolk DL1 World Cruise 1968

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USS Blue DD 744

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USS Barry DD 933

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USS Robert Wilson DD 847

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USS Collett DD 730

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The Stickell patches all came from the same sailor, I am not sure what you mean by it doesn't show up on those two websites,

Thanks for the offer but not really interested on trading that one.

Thanks for looking

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The Stickell patches all came from the same sailor, I am not sure what you mean by it doesn't show up on those two websites,

Thanks for the offer but not really interested on trading that one.

Thanks for looking

 

I think he means the design you have.

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I'm not talking about trading for yours. I have that one anyway! I"m talking about trading mine so you have the mate, for say one of your dups. I may need!

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Collecting as many DD,s of all classifications is all that is left of my bucket list. DD's from 800 down! I am also looking for ships of MinDiv 73 USS PLEDGE, USS CONQUEST, & USS ESTEEM.If you send me your e-address, I will send you image of CONE.

Do you know how to get WWII Naval records? I have a Fireman jumper with the mine warfare goodies on it.

Tom

10esee@wk.net

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Salvage Sailor

USS NICHOLAS (DD/DDE-449) Three war Fletcher class destroyer in service from 1942 to 1970

 

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Undated, wounded survivors from USS Helena being transferred over the gangplank of the rescue ship USS Nicholas (DD-449) after the Battle of Kula Gulf. Photo and text from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe.

 

THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WASHINGTON

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the

UNITED STATES SHIP NICHOLAS
for service as set forth in the following

Citation:
"For outstanding performance in action against enemy Japanese forces off Kolombangara Island, New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands, on the night of July 5–6, 1943. After waging a vigorous battle as part of the small Task Force which destroyed a superior Japanese surface force, the NICHOLAS remained behind with an accompanying destroyer to save the survivors of the torpedoed U.S.S.HELENA. Forced to clear the area on three occasions during rescue operations, she gallantly fought off continuing attacks by Japanese warships emerging from Kula Gulf and, with the other destroyer, sank or damaged an enemy light cruiser and two destroyers with deadly torpedo and gunfire, returning to the area after each onslaught to complete the heroic rescue of more than seven hundred survivors. The valorous achievements of the NICHOLAS reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service."

For the President,
Frank Knox
Secretary of the Navy

 

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Undated, USS Nicholas (DD-449) blasts the night with gunfire at the peak of the Battle of Vella Lavella, when U.S. destroyer forces intercepted the enemy's Tokyo Express trying to evacuate remnants of his troops from the Central Solomons. Photo and text from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe.

 

  • In addition to her Presidential Unit Citation, Nicholas earned 16 battle stars in World War II, placing her among the most decorated US ships of World War II, a total surpassed among destroyers only by her sister ship, USS O'Bannon. She earned five more in the Korean War and nine in the Vietnam War for a total of 30, a number unmatched by any other U.S. Navy ship in the twentieth century.

 

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These are both her DDE and DD patches

 

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Undated, as seen from the USS Nicholas (DD-449), ships of Task Force 18 are shelling Japanese Facilities on Kolombangara and New Georgia. Note No.3 5" /38 mount and wake of the ship. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-K-2751

 

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USS Nicholas (DD-449) firing her forward 5"/38 guns at Japanese destroyers during the Battle of Vella Lavella, 18 August 1943. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-58874.

 

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Circa 1968 underway to Vietnam as seen from the USS Intrepid (CVA-11). From the collection of Dennis H. Hough.

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