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USS INGERSOLL (DD-652) Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1970

 

Have Steam Will Travel blue and gold version

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USS INGERSOLL (DD-652) Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1970

 

US made Ready Now shield version

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Fletcher class destroyer USS PRICHETT (DD-561) In service 1944 to 1970

 

Her DESRON 19 patches including her 'Around the World' patch

 

Yet another version of USS PRICHETT (DD-561)

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USS ENGLISH (DD-696) Allen M. Sumner class in service 1944 to 1970

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USS ELLIOT (DD-967) Spruance class in service 1977 to 2003 - Swiss Tex on the left

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USS ELLIOT (DD-967) Spruance class in service 1977 to 2003 - Shellback Patch with scroll (not named) - Imperium Neptuni Regis

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USS ELLIOT (DD-967) Spruance class in service 1977 to 2003 - Bill the Cat - CE (Communications) Division, Westpac 1990

 

CE Division - is manned by Electronics Technicians (ET) and Interior Communications Electricians (IC) who are responsible for the ship's navigational radars, communications equipment, IFF system, DTS television system, gyros, alarm panels, telephone network and the announcing systems.

 

Rescued 35 Vietnamese Boat People - WESTPAC 1990
Elliot departed San Diego for WestPac-90 on 1 February 1990 as part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Carrier Battlegroup "Charlie." Ports visited included Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Pusan, Korea; Subic Bay, Philippines; Singapore; Pattaya Beach, Thailand; Diego Garcia, BIOT; Muscat, Oman; Fremantle; and Hong Kong. Elliot also participated in Team Spirit 1990 exercises with the South Korean military.
While transiting the South China Sea on 20 April 1990, Elliot rescued 35 Vietnamese refugees left adrift in a derelict boat and claiming to be the victims of pirates. Elliot's captain, CDR Timothy LaFleur, made the determination to embark the refugees and scuttle their boat. After the refugees were fed and clothed (many in clothes donated by crewmembers), Elliot turned them over to a representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Singapore on 21 April.
Elliot returned from deployment on 1 August 1990, one day before Iraq invaded Kuwait. Elliot then entered the NASSCO yards on 9 September 1990 and remained there until 17 December, thus spending the majority of the Persian Gulf War on the sidelines.

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USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) Spruance class in service 1978 to 2002

 

Cut edge patch rocker and ball cap patch

 

 

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USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) Spruance class in service 1978 to 2002

 

1978 Swiss Tex cut edge patch

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USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) Spruance class in service 1978 to 2002 - Refugee Recovery Vehicle, 310 Vietnamese 'Boat People' April 1981

 

JOHN YOUNG sailed for the Far East on October 21, 1980 as part of the first Western Pacific deployment for the ship. After pausing at Subic Bay, Philippines, JOHN YOUNG joined Valiant Blitz 81-1, an amphibious exercise with Seventh Fleet units off Mindoro Island, in mid-November, maneuvers followed by the ASW exercise, Multiplex 81-1, off Okinawa in December. JOHN YOUNG conducted additional ASW work in the South China Sea during early 1981, as well as conducted a missile shoot in the Sea of Japan in early March, before setting course for Singapore.

While en route, JOHN YOUNG spotted a small boat in distress and rescued 126 Vietnamese refugees. Twelve hours later, another 51 people were rescued from a 30-foot sampan. A week later, the destroyer rescued refugees from two more boats, adding another 131 refugees to the total. All these people were delivered to refugee officials at Pattaya Beach, Thailand. For their efforts, the crew received the Humanitarian Service Medal. The warship then returned to San Diego on 22 May 1981

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USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) Spruance class in service 1978 to 2002 - The Tanker War, Operation Praying Mantis, More Refugees & Post Gulf War Operation Enduring Peace, Arabian Gulf 1992
The warship next deployed in July 1987, when the ship escorted the USS RANGER (CV 61) Battle Group to the Middle East. While JOHN YOUNG participated in operations North of Diego Garcia, the "tanker war" in the Persian Gulf heated up after two Iraqi Exocet missiles struck USS STARK (FFG 31) off Kuwait.
Ironically, the US now blamed Iran to escalate the conflict and JOHN YOUNG and three other destroyers steamed into the Persian Gulf to attack Iranian oil platforms in the Rostam field, demolishing two - one by shellfire and the other by demolition charges - on October 19, 1987. The destroyer departed the region two weeks later, reaching San Diego on 30 December.
JOHN YOUNG again sailed to the Persian Gulf in December 1988, joining a joint task force exercise on January 27 1989. Although tensions had eased following the conclusion of the Iran-Iraq war, the destroyer provided escort services for 25 merchant ship transits in the Gulf over the following three months. Homeward bound and transiting the South China Sea, JOHN YOUNG rescued 46 Vietnamese refugees - a reprise of 1981. Ultimately, the ship reached San Diego on 14 June.
During an overhaul period in 1990, JOHN YOUNG received several major modifications, including the installation of a new sonar suite, a widened hanger for LAMPS 3, and a 61-cell vertical launch system (VLS). The latter was fitted with Tomahawk missiles while the Sea Sparrow system was modified to fire RIM-7M missiles. In addition, the warship received the Block I modification to the Phalanx CIWS. These modifications significantly improved JOHN YOUNG's combat capabilities, particularly in the area of long-range strike operations.
Following a long series of exercises to test the ship’s new combat systems, JOHN YOUNG deployed again on January 1992. The ship returned to the Persian Gulf, this time to enforce United Nations (U.N.) sanctions against Iraq. Chopping to the newly established Central Command on February 27, the warship assumed the duties of Strike Operations Patrol Unit in early March.
Given JOHN YOUNG brand new strike planning capability, the destroyer received the nickname "King of Tomahawks" from Admiral Douglas J. Katz, CTF 154

 

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USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) Spruance class in service 1978 to 2002

 

8" x 11" Coverall Patch

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

 

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

 

Earlier Gemsco version

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Spruance class USS PAUL F FOSTER (DD-964) In service 1976 to 2003. Still in service as EDD-964 Assigned to NSWC Port Hueneme as SDTS ship.

 

1970's Swiss Tex patch

 

USS PAUL F FOSTER (DD-964) Persian Gulf North Arabian Gulf Deployment 1992

 

6" Jacket patch - Death points the way.....

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nice add

Thanks

Found it at a small sunday fleamarket in Wisconsin last week.

 

Thought I would add it as it was a different designation than the one posted with DDR

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Salvage Sailor, on 25 Nov 2016 - 06:29 AM, said:snapback.png

Fletcher class destroyer USS BEALE (DDE-471) In service 1942 to 1968. She was designated DDE from 1951 to 1962

 

 

Different version USS BEALE (DDE-471)

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USS BEALE (DDE-471) Fletcher class in service 1942 to 1968. She was designated DDE from 1951 to 1962

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Gearing class Experimental Destroyer USS WITEK (E-DD-848) In service 1946 to 1968

 

Different version, USS WITEK (DD-848) Gearing class in service 1946 to 1968

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Class leader USS FORREST SHERMAN (DD-951) In service 1955 to 1982

Three types of her patches, the first one with no name is difficult to find as it usually goes unrecognized as a USN destroyer patch

 

USS FORREST SHERMAN (DD-951) Class leader in service 1955 to 1982

 

A fourth version of her patch

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USS HOLLISTER (DD-788) Gearing class named for the three Hollister brothers who were killed in 1943 while serving in the Navy during World War II. In service 1946 to 1979

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