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I have a few really big patches and when I say big I mean if these are meant for Jacket backs, the wearer would need to be lineman size...

I think the Topeka is a "standard size jacket patch at 9 and 3/4 inches

 

 

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Salvage Sailor

Thanks for starting this topic, it was on my to post list too. Those TOPEKA and Souda patches are outstanding.

 

Here's a small fry, just under 8" but it's cool and she's a BIG gun cruiser

 

Shooting Team of the USS ROCHESTER (CA-124) Heavy Cruiser on her 7th Westpac

Pistol Match vs. Hong Kong Police November 1957

 

 

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USS HALYBURTON (FFG-40) SUPER SNIPES MASTERS OF MOBILITY

ENGINEERING (GS) (EN) (MR) (HT) (EM)

 

Long before the Maersk Alabama seizure this Oliver Perry Class guided missile frigate was a cold warrior commissioned in 1984 as part of the "600 ship navy"

serving in the Atlantic, Med & all of the Gulf crises and wars. She was decommissioned just last month in September 2014.

 

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and another Snipe Jacket Patch

 

USS RANGER CV-61 ENGINEERING

Forrestal Class 1957-1993

AT SEA IT ALL RUNS ON STEAM

(MM) (BT) (EN) (HT) (MR) (DC) (YN) (IC) (EM)

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Here's a really nice fully embroidered 1970's jacket patch

 

U S NAVAL STATION LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA

 

Service to the Fleet

 

World's Best Home Port

 

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Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility, Bremerton Washington

The Mothball Fleet

Preserving the Past to Prepare for the Future

 

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Here's a very large USN Veterans Patch

 

U.S. SUBMARINE VETERANS WORLD WAR II

NEW JERSEY

 

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But this one's my favorite for several reasons, not just the 10 1/2" size

 

U.S. NAVAL ELECTRICAL CLASS 17

 

Handmade irregular shape with 1940's or earlier materials. It's mostly felt on silk with the letters individually applied.

The '17' is a cut out inset to show the backing behind. This all gives it a 3D appearance

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Assortment of large cruise jacket patches from Desert Shield and before

These came from an Amphibious sailor with the Marines embarked off of Kuwait City

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.....and his US Navy LCAC from a prior 1988 Westpac.

In the overview shot you can see a new one still in the wrapper

 

9" high x 12" wide

OS Westpac 1988 LCAC 001.jpg

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This one goes with yours Bearmon......

 

USS TOPEKA (CL-67/CLG-8) Cleveland class Light Cruiser

I would date this one to 1967 as it shows her (then) new Terrier Missiles

10 inch Round CLG-8 S-3 Division

OS USS TOPEKA CLG-8 001.jpg

OS USS TOPEKA CLG-8 002.jpg

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The Merlins - first cruise after the fall of Saigon

 

HC-3 DET 111 1976 Westpac aboard USS KISKA (AE35)

 

JJ's JERKERS - F*** IT - WE ARE IT

 

Which refers to their being the USN's only Vertical Replenishment squadron at that time

Moving the World 10" high x 8" wide

 

also of note......IRAN.....working with our good buddies the Shah's Imperial Fleet

 

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