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USS JOHNSTON (DD-821) Gearing class destroyer in service 1946 to 1981. JOHNSTON served with the Atlantic Fleet and Sixth Fleet in the Med.


She was one of the handful of WWII destroyers under construction at the end of the war that were allowed to be completed rather than cancelled.

 

Swiss Tex patch circa 1973

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Here is one of only a couple of swiss tex patches I have in the original package. Looks to be unfinished as it looks different than another posted for the USS Iowa, missing 1984 date

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USC&GS RESEARCHER (OSS-03) Reflagged from the US Coast and Geodetic Survey to NOAA on 8 October 1970

 

Researcher was built in 1968 as an "ocean survey ship" (OSS) for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey by the American Shipbuilding Company at Toledo, Ohio. The Coast and Geodetic Survey commissioned her in 1970 as USC&GS Researcher (OSS 03). When the Coast and Geodetic Survey and other United States Government agencies merged to form NOAA on 3 October 1970, Researcher became a part of the NOAA fleet as NOAAS Researcher (R 103).

In 1987, Researcher was renamed NOAAS Malcolm Baldrige (R 103). She was decommissioned in 1996

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