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"It's a Silvio Polidoro" USN Patch Manufacturers

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Aloha Everyone,


This is a reference topic specifically for patches manufactured by Silvio Polidoro, Inc. of Naples Italy


They were primarily suppliers to the units of the Sixth Fleet (Staff, Surface, Aviation, Support, etc) but I've also seen their patches made for the Middle East Force (Staff, LaSalle, Coronado, etc) and also for USN commands who participated in the Persian Gulf area from the Hostage Crisis (1980) up through Desert Storm (1991).


Please post any examples you have of Italian Silvio Polidoro patches as a forum reference


First up, Commander Battle Force Sixth Fleet, Naples, Italy

Silvio Polidoro Commander Battle Force Sixth Fleet 001.jpg

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USS MOINESTER FF-1097, the last of the Knox class frigates commissioned in 1974


National Archives photo:

Port view of three U.S. ships, with lights strung up in the rigging, in port for a visit. The ships are, from front to back, the frigate USS MOINESTER (FF-1097), the guided missile destroyer USS COONTZ (DDG-40) and the Sixth Fleet flagship, the destroyer tender USS PUGET SOUND (AD-38)

FF 1097 USS MOINESTER Silvio Polidoro 001.jpg

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USS SHENANDOAH (AD-44) Yellowstone class Destroyer Tender, in service 1983 - 1996

Primarily deployed to the Med/Sixth Fleet during her career afloat.


The quality on this one is not nearly that of the other Silvio Polidoro's on this topic

AD 44 USS SHENANDOAH Silvio Polidoro 001.jpg

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Here ya go SS,as requested :)


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941




" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning



Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell



Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw



" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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