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Some really nice patches posted here.

 

This is an another USS WAHOO (SS-565) She was a Tang class, in service 1952-1980

SS 565 USS WAHOO 001.jpg

SS 565 USS WAHOO 002.jpg

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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

SS 342 USS CHOPPER 001.jpg

SS 342 USS CHOPPER 002.jpg

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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

 

AGSS 400 SEA DEVIL 001.jpg

AGSS 400 SEA DEVIL 002.jpg

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USS NORFOLK (SSN-714) 4" cut edge still in the package

Los Angeles class Attack Submarine in commission 1983-2014

'Vi per concordiam' Strength Through Unity

 

SSN 714 USS NORFOLK 001.jpg

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Nice 5" Cold War patch for the Boomer

USS HENRY CLAY (SSBN-625)

Lafayette class in commission 1964-1990

SSBN 625 USS HENRY CLAY 001.jpg

SSBN 625 USS HENRY CLAY 002.jpg

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USS LOS ANGELES (SSN-688) 5" Japanese made, much earlier version than post #20

 

 

SSN 688 USS LOS ANGELES 015.jpg

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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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Sonar NTDS console on the Boomer USS ALABAMA (SSBN-731) In service since 1985

SSBN 731 USS ALABAMA SONAR 001.jpg

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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.

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