TCSchultz Posted March 17, 2018 Share #1 Posted March 17, 2018 This embroidered cloth shield shaped red, white and blue US Navy Ship's Patch named for the USS Ericsson came from a grouping of WW1 and WW2 items recently found in an estate and it's unclear which of the 3 ships named this it's for. it measures @ 4" in height by 3" in width and has a purple back. Any input on era and value would be appreciated and I'm posting another Naval patch that came with it separately which might have some bearing on it's vintage. USS Ericsson has been the name of three warships in the United States Navy. They are all named for John Ericsson, the designer of USS Monitor and a torpedo that was cable-powered by an external source. More recently, a support ship in the Military Sealift Command has been designated by his full name. USS Ericsson (TB-2), a torpedo boat, served from 1897 until 1912. USS Ericsson (DD-56), an O'Brien-class destroyer, served in the navy from 1915 until 1922. Transferred to the United States Coast Guard where she served from 1925 until 1932 as CG-5. USS Ericsson (DD-440), a Gleaves-class destroyer, served from 1941 until 1946. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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