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USS RENSHAW (DD-499) Three War Fletcher class in service 1942 to 1970.  Reclassified DDE-499 March 26 1949, reverted back to DD-499 June 30 1962.  Eight battle stars for World War II service; five battle stars for Korean War service; and six battle stars for Vietnam War service. Her Ship's Bell is on display at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum.

 

Photo and History circa 1967 Vietnam Cruise, Yankee Station

 

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USS RENSHAW (DD-499) Three War Fletcher class in service 1942 to 1970.  Reclassified DDE-499 March 26 1949, reverted back to DD-499 June 30 1962

 

Welcome Aboard circa 1967, Destroyer Division 252 (DESDIV 252, DESRON 25) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

 

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3 hours ago, Salvage Sailor said:

USS RENSHAW (DD-499) Three War Fletcher class in service 1942 to 1970.  Reclassified DDE-499 March 26 1949, reverted back to DD-499 June 30 1962

 

Japanese made patch, Vietnam War

 

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nice patch

 


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Did a search and did not see this ship, USS William C Lawe DD 763

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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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