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USS SURIBACHI (AE-21) Suribachi class leader in service 1956 to 1994. Motto "This Rounds On Us"

 

Hilborn Hamburger version 1960's

 

Nice. I have a PI made one, thought I posted it here but cant find it. I’ll get a pic.

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USS RAINIER (AE-5) Lassen class ammunition ship in service 1941 to 1970. "We Deliver You Fire" Service Force Pacific

 

She was commissioned two weeks after Pearl Harbor and participated in operations in the Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Island Hopping, Philippines, Okinawa and more.

 

She also earned four battle stars during the Korean War and eight campaign stars during the Vietnam war

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USS MAUNA KEA (AE-22) Suribachi class ammunition ship in service 1957 to 1995. USS Mauna Kea (AE-22) earned twelve campaign stars for Vietnam War service

 

Reactivation booklet 1966 - She was specifically reconfigured for Vietnam Service to deliver "Beans, Bullets & Black Oil" to the Seventh Fleet

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USS MAUNA KEA (AE-22) Suribachi class ammunition ship in service 1957 to 1995. USS Mauna Kea (AE-22) earned twelve campaign stars for Vietnam War service

 

Cut edge Flaming Bomb patch Vietnam era

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USS MAUNA KEA (AE-22) Suribachi class ammunition ship in service 1957 to 1995. USS Mauna Kea (AE-22) earned twelve campaign stars for Vietnam War service



Merrowed edge Flaming Bomb patch 1970's - 1980's


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USS MAUNA KEA (AE-22) Suribachi class ammunition ship in service 1957 to 1995. USS Mauna Kea (AE-22) earned twelve campaign stars for Vietnam War service



Flaming Bomb patch - glue backs Cold War era


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T-5 Division TALOS Guided Missiles circa 1962



USS COLUMBUS (CG-12) Albany class, ex-Baltimore class WWII all gun heavy cruiser (CA-74)


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USS PYRO (AE-24) Nitro class ammunition ship in service 1959 to 1994. PYRO earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with eight campaigns during the Vietnam War

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USS PYRO (AE-24) Nitro class ammunition ship in service 1959 to 1994. PYRO earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with eight campaigns during the Vietnam War

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USS PYRO (AE-24) Nitro class ammunition ship in service 1959 to 1994. PYRO earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with eight campaigns during the Vietnam War

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USS PYRO (AE-24) Nitro class ammunition ship in service 1959 to 1994. PYRO earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with eight campaigns during the Vietnam War

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US NAVAL AIR MISSILE TEST CENTER, Point Mugu, California - Gemsco 1950's



Mugu beach is believed to be the site where Juan Cabrillo landed on October 10, 1542. "Muwu" was the capital village of the Chumash Indians located along the shores of Mugu Lagoon. Most of its early history centers around ranching, farming, and the famous Mugu fish camp.


The history of most of the Navy's Guided Missile and Drone programs is the early history of the Navy at Point Mugu. During World War II, the Navy simultaneously had efforts underway to develop sites where both missiles and pilotless aircraft could be tested. In 1947, Congress appropriated funding to establish a permanent Navy presence here for this purpose. Since the mid-1940's, Point Mugu has had several "Center Names", all with the mission to develop, test, and evaluate missiles and related systems, and for drones to use in naval test programs. Oct 1, 1946 - U.S. Naval Air Missile Test Center Aug 1, 1949 - Naval Air Station Jun 16, 1958 - Pacific Missile Range Jan 7, 1959 - Naval Missile Center Apr 26, 1975 - Pacific Missile Test Center Jan 21, 1992 - Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and Naval Air Weapons Station


Source: Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields - Naval Air Weapons Station, Point Mugu

(Antiaircraft Training Center, Pt Mugu; Naval Air Station, Point Mugu;Naval Air Missile Test Center; Pacific Missile Range, Naval Missile Center; Pacific Missile Test Center; Channel Islands Air National Guard Base)

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USS MIDWAY (CV-41) Weapons Department 1983, Foreign Legion, 7th Fleet Yokosuka, Japan

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TRIDENT MISSILE

 

Trident missile, American-made submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) that succeeded the Poseidon and Polaris missiles in the 1980s and ’90s. It is the sole strategic-range nuclear weapon of the United Kingdom and constitutes the sea-based leg of the United States’ nuclear forces.
Under development from the late 1960s, the Trident developed into two models. The first version, the Trident I, or C-4, was 34 feet (10.4 m) long and 6 feet (1.8 metres) in diameter. It could deliver eight independently targetable 100-kiloton nuclear warheads to a range of 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km). The Trident II, or D-5, is about 46 feet (14 metres) long and carries multiple independently targeted warheads. It has a maximum range of about 6,500 nautical miles (12,000 km).
The Trident warheads are launched by three solid-fueled booster stages and are dispersed toward their targets by a liquid-fueled “bus” in the missile’s front end. With inertial guidance refined by stellar or satellite navigation, Tridents are more accurate than most land-based ballistic missiles. At the time of their deployment during the Cold War, their accuracy gave them the ability, unprecedented among SLBMs, to threaten hardened missile silos and command bunkers in the Soviet Union, and their extended range allowed their submarines to patrol almost anywhere in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, making detection extremely difficult.

 

Beginning in 1979, Trident I missiles were fitted aboard older U.S. Poseidon-carrying submarines and newer Ohio-class vessels. The Ohio submarines were built with larger missile tubes designed to accommodate the newer Trident II beginning in 1990. Between 1994 and 1999 the United Kingdom commissioned its Vanguard submarines to carry the Trident II, which was fitted with warheads of British design. The British Trident IIs are reported to carry an average of three 100-kiloton warheads each, while the U.S. missiles are variously reported as carrying four, six, eight, or even more 475-kiloton warheads. The numbers of warheads are subject to budget constraints and (in the case of the United States) arms-control treaties with Russia.

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"Always Check Your Six Ivan".........AIM-9 SIDEWINDER Cold War patch from USS AMERICA (CV-66) 1982 Mediterranean - Indian Ocean cruise

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Nice Jumper Wharf,

 

Here's the Vietnam era patch that goes with it.

 

USS CHARA (AE-31) She has an interesting history as (AKA-58) an Andromeda class attack cargo vessel for most of her service history during WWII, Korea & into the Cold War (1944-1959). CHARA was converted to an Ammunition ship for service in Vietnam from 1966 to 1972 to support Rolling Thunder. CHARA received four battle stars for service during World War II, seven for service during the Korean War, and eight for service in Vietnam.

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USS PARICUTIN (AE-18) Mount Hood class ammunition ship in service 1945 to 1971.  During the Korean war and operating from U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, she rearmed the carrier task forces off both coasts of Korea, surface bombardment and blockading forces, and shore based Marine air groups.  During the Vietnam war she supplied Seventh Fleet units with ammunition on a rotational basis with her sister ships during Western Pacific deployments

 

USS PARICUTIN earned seven battle stars for Korean War service and ten campaign stars for Vietnam War service

 

5" Japanese made patch, Vietnam era

 

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USS Paricutin (AE-18) rearming USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the South China Sea, 26 February 1965.
US Navy photo

 

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USS Paricutin (AE 18) underway, for I Corp, Vietnam with full deck load of ammunition, looking forward., date unknown. (navsource.com)

 

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    USS Paricutin (AE 18) breaking out 2000 lbs. bombs. for unrep off the coast of Vietnam, 1967. (navsource.com)

 

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USS PARICUTIN (AE-18) Mount Hood class ammunition ship in service 1945 to 1971.

 

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ROOTIN!  TOOTIN!  PARICUTIN AE 18 ENJOY YOUR BANG, Japanese made, Vietnam Era 

 

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