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Philippine made USS RANGER (CV-61) West Pac 1980-1981 Iranian Crisis cruise patch (note the yellow ribbon for the hostages)

 

TOP GUN IS A 10

 

A bit of Naval trivia, RANGER's nick-name was TOP GUN as shown on this patch, well before the 1986 movie was filmed on her decks

 

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USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43) Midway class carrier in service 1947 to 1990 Japanese made removed from a work jacket.

 

Far East Cruise 1963 - This was the end of an era, for the rest of the decade the Far East faded away and from 1964 on WESTPAC meant a Vietnam War cruise

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USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43) Midway class carrier in service 1947 to 1990 Japanese made removed from a work jacket.

 

Far East Cruise 1963 - This was the end of an era, for the rest of the decade the Far East faded away and from 1964 on WESTPAC meant a Vietnam War cruise

Great looking patch

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ASMIC #1098

 





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USS SAMPSON (DDG-10) Charles F. Adams class in service 1961 to 1991. She was an Atlantic Fleet Cold Warrior and her final cruise was Desert Shield in 1990-1991 before heading to the scrapyard

 

On August 7, 1990 the Sampson deployed with the USS Saratoga battle group in support of Desert Shield/Storm. Once there the Sampson performed the final Adams class guided missile destroyer deployment as a unit of the Maritime Interception Force, conducting the first boarding and search of a merchant on 28 AUG 1990, during OPERATION DESERT SHIELD and the first diversion of a ship with prohibited cargo. After conducting the first-ever exercise ASROC shot in the Red Sea, USS SAMPSON operated with ships of various NATO navies conducting surveillance and protection of shipping in the approaches to the Suez Canal. Sampson was decommissioned on 24 June 1991 exactly 30 years after commissioning,

 

Mediterranean Cruise 90-91 / Red Sea Operation Desert Shield

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VA-23 YANKEE TEAM USS ORISKANY 1969

 

Japanese made

 

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Great patch

 

 

USS ESSEX (CVS-9) October-November 1963 Middle East Cruise - During the days the Kennedy assassination her cold war ASW srike group had been deployed to the Eastern Mediterranean.

 

USS Essex (CVS-9) steaming next to the Pakistani anti-submarine frigate PNS Tughril (261)— formerly HMS Onslaught (G04)—on 22 November 1963, in the Arabian Sea. Admiral James S. Russell is being transferred during Midling VI exercises.

View of the collapsed mast on board the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Essex (CVS-9) in the aftermath of the carrier encountering a storm in the North Atlantic while returning from a deployment, 17 December 1963. Essex, with assigned Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 60 (CVSG-60), was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea from 1 October to 20 December 1963. The mast damaged a Douglas A-4B Skyhawk of Marine Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 32 (H&MS-32)

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