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Post your United States Navy Battleship items here along with your USN Battle Group patches (led by any class ship, BB, CG, CVN, LHA, etc.)

 

BATTLESHIP - Class Leader USS IOWA (BB-61) Gemsco 1950's

. My dads second ship, 1952-1954. Prefer this patch.
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COMBATDIV TWO (BATTLESHIP DIVISION 2) Norfolk, VA - The Korean War Battleship Division re-established in the 1950's by recommissioning the Iowa class battleships.

 

USS IOWA (BB-61) 25 August 1951 - 24 February 1958

USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62) 21 November 1950 - 21 August 1957

USS MISSOURI (BB-63) 11 June 1944 - 26 February 1955 (She had remained in service after WWII and was also the first to be decommissioned in the 1950's)

USS WISCONSIN (BB-64) 3 March 1951 - 8 March 1958

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COMBATDIV TWO (BATTLESHIP DIVISION 2) Norfolk, VA - The Korean War Battleship Division re-established in the 1950's by recommissioning the Iowa class battleships.

 

U.S. Navy Battleship Division 2 in line abreast formation, 7 June 1954, in the Virginia Capes operating area, on the only occasion that all four Iowa-class battleships were photographed operating together. The ship closest to the camera is USS Iowa (BB-61). The others are (from near to far): USS Wisconsin (BB-64); USS Missouri (BB-63) and USS New Jersey (BB-62).
Date 7 June 1954
Source Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-638938 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Author U.S. Navy

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COMBATDIV TWO (BATTLESHIP DIVISION 2) Norfolk, VA - The Korean War Battleship Division re-established in the 1950's by recommissioning the Iowa class battleships.

 

U.S. Navy Battleship Division 2 in line astern formation, 7 June 1954, in the Virginia Capes operating area, on the only occasion that all four Iowa-class battleships were photographed operating together. The ship closest to the camera is USS Iowa (BB-61). The others are USS Wisconsin (BB-64); USS Missouri (BB-63) and USS New Jersey (BB-62).
Date 7 June 1954
Source Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-638966 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Author U.S. Navy

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BATTLE GROUP FOXTROT - USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) Nimitz class nuclear supercarrier commissioned in 1989 - Desert Storm - Abe's Maiden Westpac 1991


Abraham Lincoln's maiden Western Pacific deployment came unexpectedly on 28 May 1991 in response to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The ship had the staffs of Commander, Carrier Group Three, Rear Admiral Timothy W. Wright, and Destroyer Squadron 9 embarked, as well as Carrier Air Wing Eleven. She was accompanied by a seven-ship battle group


While heading towards the Indian Ocean, the ship was diverted to support evacuation operations after Mount Pinatubo erupted on Luzon Island in the Philippines. In support of Operation Fiery Vigil, Abraham Lincoln led a 23-ship armada that moved over 45,000 people from the Subic Bay Naval Station to the port of Cebu in the Visayas. It was the largest peacetime evacuation of active military personnel and their families in history. After Fiery Vigil, Abraham Lincoln steamed toward the Persian Gulf, to run reconnaissance and combat air patrols in Iraq and Kuwait, assisting allied and US troops involved with Desert Storm.

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CVN 72 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1991 WESTPAC 002.jpg

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