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Leahy class Cruiser USS RICHMOND K TURNER (CG-20)

 

Operation Vicinity Libya, Med cruise 1985-1986 - 1st Surface Ship to Fire a Harpoon In Combat

 

During the Action in the Gulf of Sidra against the Libyan navy, the Turner disabled a Libyan patrol boat with a Harpoon missile.

 

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USSPROVIDENCE (CL-82/CLG-6/CG-6) Another WWII Cleveland cl. to Galveston cl. Guided Missile Light Cruiser in service 1945 to 1978

She was converted to CLG-6 in 1957 and redesignated CG-5 in 1975.

 

Same Japanese make patch, one true color stored in a patch book and one faded from handling

 

USSPROVIDENCE (CLG-6) Far East Cruise 1960-1961

 

Japanese made silk with gold bullion threads

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Baltimore class Heavy Cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73) In service 1945 to 1971

Gemsco "Fighting Saints" 18 Battle Stars: 1-WWII, 8-Korea, 9-Vietnam on the gunline

 

Another version of the Fighting Saints - USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73)

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USS LITTLE ROCK (CLG-4) 1960's with rocker and her last patch when she was redesignated (CG-4) in 1975 and decommissioned

It was my week for Gemsco patches still on the card, here is a Little Rock still on the card

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Baltimore class all gun Heavy Cruiser USS LOS ANGELES (CA-135) In service 1945 to 1963

5 Battle Stars Korea - Manned and Ready 6" patch

 

USS Los Angeles CA-135 in Early 1950s

 

 

Baltimore class all gun Heavy Cruiser USS LOS ANGELES (CA-135) In service 1945 to 1963, Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - ROUGH RIDER

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USS QUINCY (CA-71) Baltimore class heavy cruiser, Task Force 77 KOREA

 

She had a very short career, but all of it was during wartime in WWII and Korea. Commissioned in 1943 she provided heavy gunfire support during the Normandy invasion and then the invasion of Southern France. She transported FDR to Malta where he continued on to the big three Yalta conference, and then hosted the President, Winston Churchill and other dignitaries in Africa and the Med before returning FDR to Washington DC. After this, she participated in the Okinawa campaign and shelled the Japanese home islands until the surrender when she was present in Tokyo Bay.

 

In Korea she was a major shore bombardment element of Task Force 77 and screened the fast carrier task groups as they ravaged the North Korean peninsula. She was decommissioned on July 2nd, 1954.

 

QUINCY was the only one of her class to retain her Bofors 40 mm gun mounts instead of receiving the newer 3/50 mounts. Of the Baltimore class she had the second shortest active career (Fall River was in service just 2 1/2 years), and only was in active service for 5 1/2 years.

 

Quincy received four battle stars for World War II service. Crew members also received campaign medals for both the Atlantic & Pacific theaters.
In honor of the meeting between Saudi's King Abdul Aziz and Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard Quincy, the official residence of the American ambassador to Saudi Arabia is named Quincy House, and is located on the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh. In 1995, to commemorate 50 years since the meeting occurred, then-U.S. Ambassador Ray Mabus unveiled a detailed model of the meeting on Quincy, paid for with private donations, and this model is still on display today at Quincy House.
Quincy's ship bell has been preserved, and is on display at Constitution Common in Quincy, Massachusetts.

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Baltimore class Heavy Cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73) In service 1945 to 1971

Gemsco "Fighting Saints" 18 Battle Stars: 1-WWII, 8-Korea, 9-Vietnam on the gunline

. My dads first ship. 1947-1950. Home ported in Shanghai. He loved that ship. Did time as a QM striker, became an EM. Turret 2 electrician. The last week of his life, he was an EM3 on the Berst Cruiser inthe Pavific, with the Greatest Wife ever.
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USS ANTIETAM (CG-54) Ticonderoga class commissioned in 1987, still in active service homeport Yokosuka, Japan

 

Grounding in 2017 - On 31 January 2017, commanded by CAPT Joseph Carrigan, Antietam ran aground in Tokyo Bay near her home port of Yokosuka, Japan. Antietam was anchored off the coast in 30-knot winds and a strong tide when the crew noticed the ship was dragging its anchor. They got the ship underway, but shortly after doing so, they felt the ship shudder as it lost all pitch control in both propellers. They had run aground on a shoal with damage to both propellers and one of the propeller hubs, causing 1,100 US gallons (4,200 l) of hydraulic oil to leak into the water. No personnel were injured during the incident. Repairs are expected to cost at least $4.2 million

 

Current patch

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