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

 

  • 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.

 

DD 449 DDE 449 USS NICHOLAS 001.jpg

 

These are both her DDE and DD patches

 

DD 449 USS NICHOLAS 001a.jpg

 

DD 449 DDE 449 USS NICHOLAS 002.jpg

 

DD 449 USS NICHOLAS 002a.jpg

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The Fletcher class Destroyers of Destroyer Division 172 - Korean War 1950-1953

10 1/2" DESDIV 172 Jacket patch and ships patch from an USS ERBEN (DD-631) crewman

 

DESDIV 172 DESRON 17 TWINING SHIELDS ERBEN COLAHAN 001.jpg

 

Fletcher class destroyer USS ERBEN (DD-631) In service 1943 to 1958

Patch from veteran DESDIV 172 1950-1953

 

DD 631 USS ERBEN 001.jpg

 

DD 631 USS ERBEN 002.jpg

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USS TWINING (DD-540) Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1971

DESDIV 172 1950-1953

DD 540 USS TWINING EXECUTIVE OFFICER 001.jpg

 

U.S.S.TWINING DD 540 EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

DD 540 USS TWINING EXECUTIVE OFFICER 002.jpg

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USS COLAHAN (DD-658) Fletcher class destroyer In service 1943-1966

DESDIV 172 1950-1953 "Made In Japan"

 

DD 658 USS COLAHAN 001.jpg

 

DD 658 USS COLAHAN 002.jpg

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USS SHIELDS (DD-586) Fletcher class destroyer in service 1945 to 1972

DESDIV 172 1950-1953 and her DESPAC DESRON 17 patch

 

DD 596 USS SHIELDS DESPAC 001.jpg

 

DESTROYERS PACIFIC - USS SHIELDS (DD-596) and DESRON 17 (including the ships of DESDIV 172) At San Diego Naval Base, 1955


DESRON_17_at_San_Diego_in_1955.jpg

 

DESRON 17 USS SHIELDS DD 596 001.jpg

 

These are the right hand and left hand versions (reverse colors) of the DESRON 17 Seahorse

 

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They are great patches! Do you have any dups?

Tom

 

Ahoy Tom,

 

This is another USS ERBEN patch from the same Korean War vet

DD 631 USS ERBEN 003.jpg

DD 631 USS ERBEN 004.jpg

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

 

 

DDE 471 USS BEALE 001.jpg

DD 471 DDE 471 USS BEALE 002.jpg

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....and a later 5" x 4" 1950's USS ERBEN (DD-631) when she was Squadron Leader of DESRON 17

 

DD 631 USS ERBEN 005.jpg

DD 631 USS ERBEN 006.jpg

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