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USS HAMMERHEAD (SSN-663) Sturgeon class In service 1967 to 1995

 

Swiss-Tex, the glare on the cellophane makes it appear lighter than it is

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USS HAMMERHEAD (SSN-663) Sturgeon class In service 1967 to 1995

 

1975 North Atlantic Cold War Cruise patch

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USS GUARDFISH (SSN-612) Thresher class in service 1966 to 1992

 

8" Jacket Cruise Patch - Sonar Gang Westpac 1973 - Japanese made

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USS DACE (SSN-607) Permit (Thresher) class Cold War Attack Submarine in service 1964 to 1988

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USS DACE (SSN-607) Permit (Thresher) class Cold War Attack Submarine in service 1964 to 1988

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USS DACE (SSN-607) Permit (Thresher) class Cold War Attack Submarine in service 1964 to 1988

 

1970: USS Dace- After Dace (SSN-607) hit something that rolled her to one side, her men were almost certain they had bumped a Soviet sub also operating in the Mediterranean. Indeed, Naval Intelligence later learned that a Soviet sub later pulled into a port soon after with the kind of damage that would have been expected from a collision with another sub.

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USS SALT LAKE CITY (SSN-716) Swiss Tex patch - Los Angeles class attack submarine in service 1984 to 2006

 

Platform for the film "The Hunt For Red October"

 

 

USS SALT LAKE CITY (SSN 716)
COMMAND HISTORY FOR 1989
19 Mar 1989 - USS SALT LAKE CITY played host to the principle actors and production personnel from Paramount Studios for the making of the film "THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. "
23 Mar 1989 - USS SALT LAKE CITY was selected as the 1988 Seventh Fleet ASWaward winner from among all ASW commands who deployed in 1988.
21 Jun 1989 - USS SALT LAKE CITY completed a two month deployment to theWestern Pacific.
5 Jul 1989 - USS SALT LAKE CITY hosted VIP tour and underway for VADM Wilklnson, USN, retired, former OP-02 and commissioning Commandlng Officer of USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571).
13 Jul 1989 - USS SALT LAKE CITY awarded second Navy Unit Citation for operations conducted during deployment to Western Pacific January 1988-July 1988. Commanding Officer, CDR T. B. Fargo was relieved by CDR J. D. Shaw at Submarine Base, San Diego, CA.
14 Sep 1989 - USS SALT LAKE CITY completed a two month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).
01 Oct 1989 - USS SALT LAKE CITY awarded the Submarine Squadron 11 Battle Efficiency E, ASW A and Damage Control DC for excellence during fiscal year 1989.
07 Oct 1989 - USS SALT LAKE CITY represented the Submarine Force at "Fleet Week '89" in San Francisco, CA.

 

 

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USS SALT LAKE CITY (SSN-716) - Los Angeles class attack submarine in service 1984 to 2006

 

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USS JACK (SSN-605) (Thresher) Permit class Attack Submarine in service 1967 to 1990

 

Three different types and a decal

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USS JACK (SSN-605) (Thresher) Permit class Attack Submarine in service 1967 to 1990

 

US Made patch and sticker - 48 star version (rows)

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USS JACK (SSN-605) (Thresher) Permit class Attack Submarine in service 1967 to 1990

 

Japanese Ace Novelty cut edge (tag fell off) 48 star version

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USS JACK (SSN-605) (Thresher) Permit class Attack Submarine in service 1967 to 1990

 

Japanese Ace Novelty - merrowed edge 50 star flag version

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USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN-657) - Benjamin Franklin class ballistic missile nuclear submarine in service 1966 to 1993
Red and Blue card gemsco

 

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We have some other Regulus photos and patches on the forum, but I didn't see anything for the USS BARBERO (SSG-317)

Along with the USS TUNNY (SSG-282) these WWII vets were the first USN nuclear deterrent submarines, paving the way for the Polaris boats and future Boomers.

 

She also held the distinction of being the only 'Missile Mail' submarine, sending letters via a Regulus missile to NAVSTA Mayport, Florida.

Nice original cut edge Japanese patch, measuring 6" x 6" and probably made by Ace Novelty.

 

Unlike her sister Regulus submarines which were converted to APSS/LPSS service during Vietnam, BARBERO was struck and sunk in Hawaii in 1964

Here is a variation of this patch which I was watching on eBay and I was shocked at how much it sold for at $598.88. This looks like a 1960s era Japanese made patch. Are they that rare for it to sell for this amount?

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Navy-USN-USS-BARBERO-SSG-317-Submarine-patch-/392019966499?nma=true&si=DG8Ivl8CyWnI5Es%252BN4K3FqW3XYU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

 

 

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Nice patch with nice detalis (much better than mine in post no. 18) but.....

 

Someone either spent their tax return or deep pockets bidders had to have it.

 

PS - Thanks for the reminder as I never posted this one

 

USS HALIBUT (SSGN-587) Diesel Electric submarine converted to Nuclear power, in service 1959 to 1976

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