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Naval Ordnance Laboratory White Oak Maryland

SPAR - Seagoing Platform for Acoustic Research

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I guess this might qualify as a test site or location, a nice set of jumper cuffs from Bikini Atoll

 

Monitoring the Bikini Test Site (Operation Crossroads)

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The short lived (1966 to 1970) Underwater Weapons Research and Engineering Station, Newport Rhode Island, Formerly the Naval Torpedo Station RI, which became NUWC

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Here are two I picked up yesterday at the Bay Area Military Show in Hayward, California.

 

 

 

Really nice patches Tonomachi,

 

USS IOWA (BB-61) "The Big Stick" Weapons Department 16" Landscaping - Gunners' Mates & Fire Control Technicians circa 1984-1990

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VLS Vertical Launch System

 

The first missile in the Tomahawk “family” was the Tomahawk antiship missile (TASM). With a range of several hundred miles and a 1,000-pound warhead, TASM used an inertial navigation system and a terminal radar seeker for attacking surface ships. It became operational on board U.S. surface ships in 1982 and submarines in 1983. The destroyer Merrill (DD-976) received the first Tomahawk installation in October 1982 for at sea evaluation; the battleship New Jersey (BB-62) was the second ship, receiving the Tomahawk in March 1983.
The missiles were deployed in armored box launchers (ABLs) on board the four Iowa -class battleships reactivated in the 1980s by Secretary of the Navy John Lehman. The ABLs also were fitted in five cruisers and in seven destroyers of the Spruance class. Each ABL held four Tomahawks, providing 32 missiles per battleship (plus 16 Harpoons) and eight Tomahawks per cruiser and destroyer.

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USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) G-1 Division Hangar Deck Ordnance Med Cruise 1982 Ace Novelty

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USS ANTRIM (FFG-20) Ordnance Division - Dealers in Death and Destruction

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GMG - GMM

 

Gunners Mate Guns - Gunners Mate Missiles

Mark 45 & Mark 26 Combat Ordnance Division

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Dam Neck, VA Naval Guided MIssiles School - Gemsco

 

The harder to find round version

 

Naval Guided Missiles School, Dam Neck, VA

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AO Aviation Ordnanceman School, Naval Air Technical Training Center Jacksonville, Florida

 

Cut edge 1950's - 60's

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The first USS MOUNT BAKER (AE-4) Lassen class ammunition ship originally named USS KILAUEA. Three war service 1941 to 1969

 

Vietnam era patch from a USN work jacket - "We Give The Fleet It's Punch"

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USS WRANGELL (AE-12) Mount Hood class ammunition ship in service 1944 to 1970 - 1950's Gemsco patch

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USS WRANGELL (AE-12) Mount Hood class ammunition ship in service 1944 to 1970

 

Her 1960's cut edge Vietnam era patch, she had 5 battle stars for her Vietnam service

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