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here are a few more I have acquired lately

USS Atule A Disney Design...

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USS Barracuda A training Sub

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Another USS Bluegill

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...and if you are not familiar with the USS CHOPPER (SS-342) it's worth looking up.

 

She tore herself apart in an uncontrolled vertical plunge and wild broaching that all but destroyed her and placed her out of commission

Balao class in service 1945-1969

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A few new pickups

 

USS Corporal

 

 

USS Sterlet

 

 

USS Triton (Ace Novelty)

 

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Submarine Flotilla One

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Submarine rescue ship USS Florikan

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Another one which is easy to date - 1960 to 1964 - 6" Japanese made

 

USS SEA DEVIL (AGSS-400) Balao class commissioned in May 1944 - five WWII battle stars

Redesignated Auxiliary Research Submarine (AGSS-400), 1 July 1960; Decommissioned, 17 February 1964

 

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Another one which is easy to date - 1960 to 1964 - 6" Japanese made

 

USS SEA DEVIL (AGSS-400) Balao class commissioned in May 1944 - five WWII battle stars

Redesignated Auxiliary Research Submarine (AGSS-400), 1 July 1960; Decommissioned, 17 February 1964

 

 

Great looking patch. I have an old plaque from the Sea Devil, SS-400 designation.


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ASMIC #1098

 





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Here are a couple of USS Triton patches I recently added to my collection. The shield-shaped patch is by Ace Novelty and the rectangular patch appears Japanese-made as well.

 

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Triton was the first nuclear submarine to circumnavigate the globe submerged. Commissioned in 1959, she was converted from a radar picket boat to an attack boat in 1962, so the one on the left is an early patch.


Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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