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Some listings will not have the correct "type" of Carrier designation listed ( CV versus CVA and etc. )

( Keeping up with Navy designators would take, at least, two Philadelphia lawyers working full-time )

CVA to CV designation finished - June(+/-) 1975

For Specific dates check the Blue Jacket site on this URL-link:  http://www.bluejacket dot com/usn_ship_stats_carrier_fleet.html

Carrier Associated Items


Older patch (probably 1950s) with an Aggressive Alligator with Hearing Protectors and a Red Jersey similar to gear worn by flight deck: Ordnancemen, Crash and Salvage Crews, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).


fine-mesh backing material(material like this was used on 1950s era insignia), embroidered on blue twill, UnUsed......inquire

Anyone know the ID of this patch?

( Also listed on the USAF GROUND Squadrons PAGE, Top of MAINTENANCE Section )
Combat Information Center (CIC), made in Japan


Japan made Operations Center patch, UnUsed......inquire
Generic 7th Fleet Carrier Grouping circa Vietnam era

Rode-Hard and put-away Wet - what you see is what you get!

I will part-out or sell as a Group

ALL Patches are JAPAN Made

Far East Cruise, rough condition, Used......inquire

Six-Flag Cruise patch, soiled, Used......(sold)

WESTPAC Placename patch, nice condition but was folded during storage, Used.....inquire

"R" Division, puckered, Used.....inquire

USS Currituck, AV-7

Seaplane Tender - WWII & Vietnam Service

( see details on Ships page )
USS Yorktown (CVS-10)

CVS-10 USS Yorktown "THE FIGHTING LADY", ACE Novelty made in Japan, UnUsed...........inquire

CVS-10 USS Yorktown "THE FIGHTING LADY", Japan made, UnUsed............inquire

Patches removed from the "Ship's Stores" in 1970 when the ship was taken out of Service

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1965 "Magic Cruise" to Vietnam


CVS-10 USS Yorktown, Japan made, UnUsed......inquire

S-1 "You Call, We Haul"


5 1/2", "Support Supply" "AK/SK" I think this is the Aviation Store Keepers & parts management personnel(?), Unused....inquire
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CVS-11 USS INTREPID "IN MARE IN COELO", Japan made, (circa 1961-74), Used............inquire

CVS-12 USS HORNET "A HERITAGE OF EXCELLENCE", Japan made, (design from 1958-70), Unused.......inquire

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USS Intrepid, "200" TRAPS

UnUsual design and Well-constructed, made in Taiwan in the early days


Larger patch, UnUsed........inquire
 USS Hornet (CVA-12)

USS Hornet (CVS-12)
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Task Group 70.2 1954 World Cruise Group

Large patches, Japan Made in 1954



USS Hornet CVA-12, made in Japan in 1954, Unused.....(sold)
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partial History
Decommissioned May 12 1951 for conversion to an Attack Aircraft Carrier (CVA-12)
Recommissioned September 11 1953
Trained in the Caribbean Sea before departure from Norfolk May 11 1954 on an eight-month Global Cruise; returned to San Francisco 12 December 1954
Sailed on May 4 1955 to join the 7th Fleet
Hornet helped cover the evacuation of Vietnamese from the Communist controlled North to freedom in South Vietnam
Currently docked at the old Alameda NAS, California
 USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14 and CVS-14)

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4 5/8", made in Japan


made in Japan, puckered(normal for this type of construction), RFU, Used.......inquire
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5 x pictures (3 1/2") from a Veteran  

era unknown but you can research the aircraft type, tail code, autos on the pier, etc., Used....inquire

( stored with patches )
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Refueler's Japan made Grouping from the RVN Era

All Patches made in Japan

I don't think this Sailor was enjoying the Navy

4 7/8" x 5" , UnUsed.......inquire

"F..K IT" canine on the roof, UnUsed.......inquire

USS TICO DE ROGA V-4 Division, Tiger wearing a Purple Deck Shirt, UnUsed.......inquire

"NAVY SUX", 5 5/8", maker's pucker at 0900, UnUsed.......inquire


5 1/8" "TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB", UnUsed.......(sold)
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CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga "TICO TIGER", UnUsed........inquire

CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga "TICO TIGER", Japan made, UnUsed.......(sold)

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Three patches from a VF-122 Chief's Grouping


Large Tiger patch made in Japan, puckered from the maker's shop, UnUsed......inquire

"GUARDIAN OF FREEDOM" Decal, has been folded, Unused......inquire



USA made small Tico Tiger patch, UnUsed.......inquire

V-6 Division "WESTPAC CRUISE '65-'67", Made in Japan


Japan made, UnUsed.......inquire
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 USS Ticonderoga "GUARDIAN OF FREEDOM" "IN MARE IN CAELESTIS", Japan made, Used......inquire

USS Ticonderoga, Japan made, UnUsed.....(sold)

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USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) Apollo 16 Recovery Patch

The Latin phrase "IN SPATIUM"(in space) was added to the TICO's Motto "IN MARE"(the sea) "IN CAELESTIS"(the heavens)
TICO did Apollo 16 and 17 and SKYLAB Recovery missions circa 1973 just before being retired.


APOLLO 16 Mission Ship's Recovery patch, scrap book residue on back, small yellowish stain between the "O 16" on white border, UnUsded.....(sold)
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partial History
Redesignated CVA-14 October 1, 1952 while in overhaul
Redesignated CVS-14 October 21, 1969
Decommissioned/Stricken for disposal November 16, 1973
USS Randolph (CVA-15)

1957 Mediterrean Cruise --- July 1, 1957 to February 24, 1958 with CVG-4(AD)

Large Bullion patch with black backing, UnUsed.......inquire

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partial History for 1957 Cruise
USS Randolph (CVA-15) 1957 Mediterrean Cruise (July 1, 1957 - February 24, 1958)
Squadron, Nickname, and Aircraft Flown:
VF-22  Cavaliers  F2H-4
VF-43 xxxx  F9F-8
 VF-73 Jesters FJ-3/3M
VA-45 (*4) Blackbirds AD-6
VAH-7 DET-36 Go-Devils AJ-2
VFP-62 DET-36 Fighting Photos F9F-8P
VAW-12 DET-36 Bats AD-5W
VA(AW)-33 DET-36 Night Hawks AD-5N
HU-2 DET-36 Fleet Angels HUP-2
Squadron STATUS changes post-1957 Cruise:
VF-22 Disestablished June 6, 1958
VF-43 Redesignated VF-11 February 16, 1959
VF-73 Disestablished March 1, 1958
VA-45 Disestablished March 1, 1958
VA(AW)-33 Redesignated VAW-33 June 30, 1959
Marseilles, France
Genoa, Italy
Venice, Italy
Valencia, Spain
Oran, Algeria
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Athens, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Cannes, France
Naples, Italy
USS Lexington (CVA-16)

1956 Melbourne Olympics

FAR EAST CRUISE 1956, Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong, Okinawa, Guam, Philippines, Australia


"AIRDALE DESK JOCKEY" AIR DEPARTMENT, Japan made, UnUsed....inquire

USS Badoeng Strait (AKV-16 ....formerly CVE-116)

see below for a USS Badoen Strait (CVE-116) patch and history

U.S.S. Wasp (CVS-18)


USS Wasp (CVS-18), possibly Japan made, decommissioned in 1972, UnUsed.........inquire
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Recovery Ship for GEMINI 4, 6, & 7 Missions


Hard-to-find patch, UnUsed........(sold)
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partial History
redesignated CVS-18 on November 1 1956
USS Hancock (CVA-19)


CVA-19 Penquin Cigarette Lighter, circa 1950s - mid-1960s, Japan made, Used......inquire

( stored in patch box )
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USS Hancock (CVA-19), Hilborn and Hamburger made, still mounted on original card, 1960s, Unused........inquire
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partial History
Redesignated CVA-19 October 1 1952
Redesignated CV-19 June 30 1975
Decommissioned January 30 1976
USS Bennington (CVA-20)

USS Bennington (CVS-20)
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CVA Designation used from October 1, 1952 to June 30, 1959


CVA-20 Japan made, UnUsed........(sold)
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3506W - Ashtray handpainted by  .ukagawa Company, Arita


3506W  - 6" Ashtray, New-in-Box......inquire
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 Far East Cruise 1968

Japan made, UnUsed...........(sold)

USS Boxer (CVS-21)

ReDesignated CVS-21 (Anti-submarine Warfare Carrier) November 15, 1955

7th Fleet 1955-1956 Cruise, "75,000 LANDINGS"

June 3, 1955 to February 3, 1955 WEST PAC Cruise to Formosa Straits with CVG-14 onboard, recorded the 75,000th Landing


7th Fleet, HONG KONG, JAPAN, PHILIPPINES, HAWAII, OKINAWA, FORMOSA(TAIWAN), GUAM, made in Japan, puckered from the shop, UnUsed......(SOLD)
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partial History
Commissioned April  16, 1945; Decommissioned December 1, 1969
 CV to CVA October 1952
 CVA to CVS November 15, 1955
 CVS to LPH  January 30, 1959
USS Bataan (CVL-29)

CVL-29 USS Bataan, removed from Leather Pilot's Jacket, small wear points, Used.......(sold)

(carrier saw action in WWII and Korea - then stood-down in 1953)
 USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
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made in Japan, store's price-code on back, smaller patch(ask for size if interested), UnUsed......(sold)
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First Concord Squadron


"Flag Ship", 5 5/16" Japan made, UnUsed......inquire
  USS Kearsarge (CV-33)
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"Director Brakes" - 1952 Korean Combat Cruise

Worn by the Lt CMDR who Directed flight deck crews


Japan made, RFU Cruise Jacket, Used......inquire
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V-2 Division, 1952 Korean Combat Cruise, Green Shirt Bow CATs


Japan made, RFU Cruise Jacket, Used......inquire
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V-7 Division, 1952 Korean Combat Cruise, Red Shirt "GAS Crew"


Japan made, RFU Cruise Jacket, Used........inquire

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3506BI - Douglas AD Skyraider on USS Kearsarge, circa 1952

3506BI - Official Navy picture (8” x 10”) of a Douglas AD Skyraider on flight deck of USS Kearsarge (CV-33) on her 1952 Combat Cruise off Korea.  The Able Dog is marked “CV-33 CAG-101” and several hand-painted slogans. Used.....inquire
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3506BJ - Box of Matches, "TRADE WINDS" Night Club in Yoksuka, Japan

"STAG SHOW" from the same Veteran as the Patches and Pictures


3506BJ - Box of Matches (still has matches) from the TRADE WINDS "Night Club" in Yokosuka, Japan. ".....Glamorous Girls Twelve Dance Acts........", damage to one side (see pic), Used...inquire
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3506BK - VC-61 McDonnell F2H-2P Banshee on CV-33, circa 1952

Aircraft number 126694

3505BK - Official Navy picture (8” x 10”) of a McDonnell F2H-2P Banshee on flight deck of USS Kearsarge (CV-33) on her 1952 Combat Cruise off Korea.  Marked “VC-61” and several hand-painted slogans. Used.....inquire
USS Oriskany (CVA-34)


Large, 6 1/8", Japan made, UnUsed.....inquire
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USS Oriskany (CVA-34)

USS Shangri-La (CVA-38)

CVA-34, USS Oriskany, Japan made, decommissioned in 1975, Used.........(sold)

USS Oriskany(CVA-34) Name Tag (posts bent-over), Used..........inquire

CVA-38 USS Shangri-La "FAR EAST CRUISE 1958, Japan made, UnUsed...(sold)

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Task Force 77 & FAR EAST CRUISE 1970, made in Japan

Part of a Grouping removed from a Jacket worn circa 1969 to 1971, other patches listed from this grouping:
USS Ranger
USS Constellation
see the above listed patches on their respctive pages/sections

Vietnam, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, RFU, puckered and has harness rub, Used.........inquire

"FAR EAST CRUISE 1970, RFU, harness rub, Used.......inquire

USS Antietam (CV-36)

Aviation Training ship homeported in Pensacola, Florida

The Pelicans on the Flight Deck are in reference to Pensacola and Naval Aviator Training as the City of Pensacola has a Pelican statue "on nearly every street corner".


USS Princeton CV/CVA-37, Korean War Era

UnUsual Green background patch - most early Princeton patch have a blue background  

Hull number "37" incorporated into the design of patch

Aircraft in the Tiger's mouth is a F9F Panther; F9F-2s were being flown when this patch was designed, later F9F-5s were used

Large patch, border puckered in 3-4 places from being sewn on a Jacket (probably a G-1), RFU, Used......(sold)

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USS Princeton (LPH-5), Japan made


Japan made, UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
USS Princeton, a 27,100-ton Ticonderoga class aircraft carrier was Commissioned in November 1945;  Decommissioned in June 1949; Recommissioned in August 1950; Operated with Task Force 77 in support of United Nations forces in Korea from: December 1950 to August 1951, ,April to October 1952 and March 1953 to the end of the conflict that summer; Redesignated CVA-37 in October 1952; In January 1954 Reclassified from Attack Aircraft Carrier to Anti-submarine Warfare Support  as hull number CVS-37. In this role, she operated in the eastern Pacific and in Asiatic waters, deploying to the Indian Ocean andPersian Gulf area in 1957-58. Redesignated LPH-5 in March 1959 and converted into an Amphibious Assault Ship.She carried Marines and their helicopters in their new mission of vertical envelopment; was heavily involved in theSEA area of operation in the 1960s;  landed Marines at Chu Lai, RVN in May 1965; supported Marine and U.S. Army units in several combat operations. During the rest of the decade, Princeton continued to support SEA operations; in April 1969 assigned as a Space Recovery ship for Apollo 10 Lunar mission; Decommissioned/Strikened from the Naval Vessel Register January 1970; sold for scrap in May 1971.
USS Shangri-La (CVA-38)


USS Shangri-La (CVA-38), minor soiling on front, for era of patch see below, Unused.....Inquire
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 Far East Cruise 1957-58 & 7th Fleet Task Force-77 Pilot's Grouping

scanned at 240dpi

7th Fleet, TF-77 ports of call: Yokosuka, Japan, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Hawaii, and The Philippines, RFU, harness rub, puckering, thread lifting, and staining, Used......inquire

"FAR EAST CRUISE 1957-58", harness rub, puckering, thread lifting, and staining, Used......(sold)

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Fox division is the Fire Control Division in the Weapons Department


pre-July 1969 made in Japan patch depicting the RADAR hand holding a MIG, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
"The Shang" was designated CVA-38 from 1955 until Redesignated CVS-38 June 30, 1969
 USS MIDWAY (CVA-41 and CV-41)
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Large Japan made patch, does not lay flat, Unused......inquire
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Large USS Midway (CVA-41), Japan made, UnUsed..........inquire

CVA-41 USS Midway, Japan made, UnUsed.......inquire

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CVA-41 USS Midway "WEST PAC SAILOR" "WORK HORSE OF THE 7TH FLEET", Japan made, Used......inquire
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Large Patch - comes with USS Midway card


similar to the above Large Japan made patch, maker's stains on border, Unused........inquire
( card is NOT attached to the patch )
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CV-41 'WESTPAC 1991' with CVW-15 onboard, PI made


Could be for Desert Storm(?), UnUsed.......inquire

Japan made, dark stain (see verbage below), UnUsed......inquire
 ( patch has a maker's dark stain (probably too much glue) across the Flight Deck and surrounding water--notice the "Island" and rear deck area are a lighter shade of gray )

CVA-42 "GUARDIANS OF THE SEA AND AIR  MED. 1975  OI-DIV", Japan made(?), UnUsed..(sold)

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3506AA - Jerry "Professor" Colonna's Christmas of 1966 Plaque
(He was apparently ill or something and could not make the Bob Hope Show tour)

Jerry was the wide-eyed commedian with the large moustache

3506AA - 12" USO Show PLAQUE for Jerry "Professor" Colonna from CVA-42; Jerry traveled with Bob Hope in: WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
Inscription reads: “TO JERRY (PROFESSOR) COLONNA  BOB HOPE CHRISTMAS SHOW  1966  WE MISSED YOU”, normal wear and tear for a plaque, this is the very heavy Navy Style plaque of cast-brass, Used........inquire

        (Very RARE Plaque for a USO Show performer in the early Vietnam days)
 USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
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One Japan made patch

large CVA-43, Unused.......inquire

Made in Japan, from the HU-1 UNIT-7 Family Grouping circa 1955-1965, UnUsed.......inquire

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Still on Hilborn and Hamburger card


USS Coral Sea CVA-43, I removed the staple, UnUsed....inquire
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USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), Japan made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

CV-43 Coral Sea "CENTURION 300" (300 Traps).................(sold)

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 USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

Coral Sea's 1977 WESTPAC Cruise with CVW-15 onboard


4 3/4" (vertical) patch made in PI, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

( several patches (see list below)  from this Aviator's Grouping are listed on this site )
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partial History for the Cruise of 1977
CV-15's  WESTPAC Cruise from February 15, 1977 to October 5, 1977 onboard the USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with these Squadrons:
VF-191 (*) Satan's Kittens............F-4J........listed
 VF-194 (*) Red Lightnings...........F-4J........listed
VA-22 Fighting Redcocks...........A-7E........listed
VA-94 Shrikes...........A-7E........listed
VA-95 Green Lizards...........A-6E/KA-6D........listed
VAW-114 Hormel Hogs...........E-2B........listed
VFP-63 DET-3 Eyes of the Fleet...........RF-8G........listed
 HC-1 DET-4 Pacific Fleet Angels...........SH-3G........listed
VQ-1 Detachment World Watchers...........EA-3B
(*) disestablished March 1, 1978
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CV-43 USS Coral Sea 1979 - 1980 WESTPAC Cruise Patch "INDIAN OCEAN  PEARL  PUSAN  SUBIC  PHATTAYA  SINGAPORE", Philippine made, UnUsed.........inquire


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CV-43 USS Coral Sea "MODLOC" "CAMEL STATION", PI made, UnUsed.......inquire

CV-43 USS Coral Sea, CVW-9, "1983" "CVA 66" "WORLD CRUISE", Japan made(?), UnUsed.....inquire

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older looking plastic backing with short pigtail, UnUsed.......inquire
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MED '89, UnUsed.......inquire

TOP TEN, UnUsed......inquire
USS Valley Forge (CV-45)

TF-38's 1948 World Cruise with Air Group Eleven (CVG-11) onboard

Ports/Areas visited: Australia, Hong Kong, Tsingtao, Manila, Singapore, Ceylon, Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf, Suez Canal, and Mediterranean

USS Valley Forge (CV-45)'s World Cruise in 1948, UnUsed......inquire

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partial History
In mid-January 1948, Valley Forge, flagship of Task Force 38, got underway for Australia, where she participated in exercises with local naval forces.
Then proceeded to Hong Kong and Tsingtao where orders arrived to return home the "long way".
During the next part of the emerging round-the-World cruise, she visited Manila, Singapore, Ceylon, Saudi Arabia and operated in the Persian Gulf.
Valley Forge proceeded through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean, crossing the Atlantic, with passage through Panama Canal enroute to San Diego, CA.
Squadrons onboard:
VF-11A Sundowners F8F-1 (redesignated VF-111 July 15, 1948)
VF-12A Fighting Twelve F8F-1 (redesignated VF-112 July 15, 1948)
VA-11A SB2C-5 (redesignated VA-114 July 15, 1948)
VA-12A TBM-3E/3Q/3W (redesignated VA-115 July 15, 1948)
USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47, circa 1952 - 1955)

USS Philippine Sea (CVS-47, circa 1955 -1958)
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USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47)

Task Force 70.2, 1954

Ports of call: Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Indo China, Philippines, Hawaii

During the "Hainan Incident" CVA-47's Skyraiders got two CHICOM La-7 Fins on July 26, 1954


TF-70.2, made in Japan, CVG-9 was probably aboard on this cruise, Large patch, UnUsed......inquire
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U.S.S. Philippine Sea (CVS-47), Large Japan made patch, UnUsed.....inquire

( stored in the gray cabinet )
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 "BUZZARDS" by ACE of Tokyo, Japan


Buzzards by ACE Novelty, UnUsed......inquire

( stored in the gray cabinet )
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Japan made, UnUsed........inquire

( stored in the gray cabinet )
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partial History
Commissioned May 11, 1946 CV-47
ReDesignated CVA-47 in August 1952
ReDesignated CVS-47 on November 15, 1955
Decommissioned December 28, 1958
USS Saipan (CVL-48) (later: AVT-6 & CC-3)

(Later Renamed USS Arlington (AGMR-2))
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USS Saipan (CVL-48)

Circa 1953 - 1954 with VMA-324 aboard flying AU-1 Corsairs which was a variation of the F4U5 Corsair.  The AUs were developed as a Ground Attack aircraft designed to operate at low-altitudes.  As a consequence ofbeing designed for a Ground Attack role the Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83W engine used a single-stage (manually controlled supercharger) rather than the two-stage automatic supercharger used in the F4U5s.

Exceptionally Clean Grouping from a Veteran of TF-95 duty in WESTPAC

ALL patches made in Japan


USS Saipan (CVL-48) Task Force-95, 'IWO JIMA, OKINAWA, JAPAN, HONG KONG, CHINA, HAWAII, KOREA', UnUsed.......inquire


Large "KOREA" TF-95 patch, UnUsed.....inquire


"Bow Cat" launching an aircraft with his slingshot, "IWO JIMA, OKINAWA, JAPAN, HONG KONG, HAWAII, KOREA", UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
USS Saipan Commissioned in July 1946; Operated in the Western Atlantic until 1953.
In October 1953 she departed the East Coast; passed through the Panama Canal; stopped in San Diego and Pearl Harbor and then on to Yokosuka.
Assigned to TF 95 the Saipan with the mission of Surveillance/Reconnaissance in Korean Waters.
In January 1954 she provided Air Cover for LSTs ferrying former Chinese POWs from Inchon to freedom in Formosa(Taiwan).
In early-1954 she took-on AU "CORSAIR" Aircraft at Yokosuka and steamed for Vietnam.
On April 18th VMA-324 pilots flew the Corsairs to the French at Tourane Air Base (now known as Danang, Vietnam).
Decommissioned in October 1957; Redesignated as an aircraft transport in May 1959 with hull number AVT-6; She remained in "mothballs" until March 1963 when she began conversion to a command ship; Redesignated CC-3 in January 1964; Reclassified in September 1964 as a major communications relay ship with hull number AGMR-2; in April 1965  while still in the shipyard, she was Renamed USS Arlington (AGMR-2); Sold for scrap in June 1976.

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cheesecloth backing, UnUsed.....inquire
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USS Forrestal (CVA-59) Japan made ARC, from a 1960s Sky Hawk Grouping, UnUsed.....inquire
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possible USS Forrestal patch

Patch could have been made for the Machinery Division; the M Division of the ship which is the group that runs the main propulsion plant on a non nuke.

I was told by an Advanced Ship's insignia collector that he had been told this was for the USS Forrestal but was never used for any lenght of time(?).


embroidery is very poor, I think the scroll reads: "USS ..rres..l", UnUsed......inquire

possible explanation for this patch design
The blue square with white cross isthe  flag hoist pennant for M, or the Mike flag.
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Maroon Felt with metallic thread, UnUsed........inquire

Black with metallic thread, UnUsed.......inquire

NIGHT Centurion, Unused.......inquire
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Both patches were hand-sewn to a jacket - came from same Veteran

"BLUE NOSE CRUISE", RFU, Used......inquire

MED CRUISE '89-90', RFU, Used.....inquire
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Patch commemorating the meeting of President George H.W. Bush and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail S. Gorbachev after the fall of the Berlin Wall

CV-59/CVW-6 insignia, UnUsed........(sold)
USS Saratoga (CVA-60)

USS Saratoga (CV-60)

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CVA-60's 1958 Mediterranean Cruise

MED Cruise of 1958, depicting a Green Rooster instead of the normal bird, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire

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Japan made, UnCommon shape, late-1950s to early-1960s, UnUsed......inquire
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large CV-60 USS SARATOGA "INVICTUS GALLUS GLADIATOR", 6", UnUsed......inquire

"Unoffical Carrier of the 1992 Summer Olympics MED Cruise 92", UnUsed.......inquire
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1986 Battle Efficiency Award from Commander Atlantic Fleet, 5 1/4", UnUsed....inquire

PI made, UnUsed.....inquire
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100 Centurion, post June-1975, UnUsed.........(sold)

CVA-60, older Centurion patch, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.......(sold)

PI made(label on back), UnUsed......inquire

Operation Desert Storm January 17, 1991, UnUsed......inquire
 USS Ranger (CVA-61)

USS Ranger (CV-61)
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USS Ranger (CVA-61)  with CVG-14 onboard for their 1958 Cruise

"Latitude 00" = I would guess is a Round-the-World cruise navigating as-close as they could to the Equator?


Japan made Carrier Air Group Fourteen, RFU, tape residue on back, Used......inquire
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USS Ranger (CVA-61) 2.25" Japan made ARC, from a 1960s Sky Hawk Grouping, UnUsed......inquire
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CVA-61 "Centurion"


Japan made, 100 Traps, UnUsed......inquire
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CVA-61 "FAR EAST CRUISE 1971", made in Japan

Part of a Grouping removed from a Jacket worn circa 1969 to 1971, other patches listed from this grouping:
USS Oriskany
USS Constellation
see the above listed patches on their respctive pages/sections


RFU, Used........inquire
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CVA-61 Indian War Chief as the center symbol, made in Japan

Figure resembles a War Chief with his head dress dragging the ground behind him(?).
Possibly made during one of their last cruises off Vietnam; maybe when CVW-2 got the LASER Guided bombs and worked-over 14 out 15 Bridges targeted.


Japan made, UnUsed.......(SOLD)
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Depicting a Revolutionary War Infantryman carrying a Musket and wearing his Powder Horn


Larger CV-61 patch made in the PI, UnUsed........inquire
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CV-61 Tiger Cruise in 1982

I think the Tiger Cruise is for Family and Friends of the Sailors to board in Hawaii and sail to the States.
( If this is not correct or needs additional verbage let me know )


CV-61 USS RANGER, 5", UnUsed........inquire

CV-61 USS RANGER "TIGER CRUISE '82 HONOLULU  SAN DIEGO", 7.5", UnUsed.....inquire

older Lighter, USS Ranger CVA-61, "Marksman" from Japan, little wear, 80%+ Condition, Used........inquire

( stored in patch box )
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CV-61 Centurion 100

CV-61 100 Centurion, 5 5/8" wide, circa 1980s, UnUsed....(sold)

USS Ranger 100 Night Centurion, circa 1980s, UnUsed.......(sold)
( I have the mate to this patch....same condition except all the paper-backing is still intact )

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1987 - 1988 Cruise patches

I Sailed 8,000 Miles to Smoke a Camel, Unused....(sold)

Sprint Surge 1987 Team Spirit, Unused.......(sold)

Australia or Bust, Unused......inquire

Gonzo, Unused......(sold)
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Large 4 1/2" insignia

RFU, Used......inquire

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4 7/8" with felt center, UnUsed.......inquire

RFU, Used......inquire

CVW-2 Top Ten, UnUsed......inquire

small CV-61, UnUsed.......inquire
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Tiger Cruise 1989, Unused.......inquire

"GOIN' GONZO", WEST-PAC 1989, back is covered with tiny black specks.....(probably residue from a scrapbook(?)), UnUsed.......inquire

Desert Storm CV-61 CVW-2, RFU, Used......inquire
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"You Fly, You Die" CVW-2, September 2 - December 1992, "North 32", Unused..........(sold)

Operation Southern Watch "HOLDING TH ELINE", USS Ranger Airwing Two, UnUsed..........inquire
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VF-1 VA-145 VAW-116 VA-155 VF-2 VS-38 VAQ-131 HS-14 USS Rangers Last Cruise, UnUsed.....inquire

Final Voyage, UnUsed.....inquire

John Paul Jones, First True Carrier, 1992-93, Unused....(SOLD)
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WWII Doolittle Raid, 50th Anniversary Commemoration, 1942 -  1992, San Diego, not sure if used or not.....inquire

Tiger Cruise 1993, Ranger's Last Ride, UnUsed....inquire
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Large 5 3/4",  "end-of-the-Line-patch"

1950 - 1993 WESTPAC 82-93 USS Ranger-Final Tour, RFU, Used.....inquire
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partial History
Commissioned August 1957
Ranger earned 13 battle stars for Service in Vietnam
She was decommissioned July 10 1993
(  see a USS Ranger Grouping from a  VF-2  Pilot  )
USS Independence (CVA-62)

CV-62 (maybe CVA) USS INDEPENDENCE", 6.5" diagonally, sticker residue on front, UnUsed.....inquire

CVA-62 USS INDEPENDENCE "1973-74  MED CRUISE", stains on right border, UnUsed...(sold)
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USS Independence (CVA-62) 3 1/8" Japan made ARC, from a 1960s Sky Hawk Grouping, UnUsed......inquire
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"Indy" Centurion Society


CVA-62 Centurion, pre June 30 1975, UnUsed.....inquire

CV-62 400 Centurion, PI made, UnUsed......inquire
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CVW-5 Banzai Baby


"The Cruise that keeps on Going and going and going....", Unused.....(SOLD)
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CV-62, UnUsed....inquire
USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
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one of the best looking Navy patches from the SEA era, Japan made, UnUsed......inquire
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Novelty patch for the crews of the two Forward Catapaults versus the "Waist Cats" of the ANGLE Deck Catapault


made in Japan, UnUsed......inquire

( stored in gray lockert )
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Gray Sand Dunes variation with Scroll


large 6 3/16"(verical), UnUsed........inquire
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Tan & a Gray Sand Dunes variations

CVA-63 USS KITTY HAWK, 6"(veritcal), circa 1967, UnUsed......inquire
( found with:   VF-114 "dated 1967" patch  )

CVA-63 USS Kitty Hawk, 5 3/8", residue from 2 x scrapbooks, older patch, UnUsed.......inquire

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CVA-63 with Tan sand, Used Condition


RFU, stains, puckering on border from being washed, scrapbook residue on back, Used......inquire
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USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) Coffee Cup(mug), UnUsed.....inquire
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USS Kitty Hawk Souvenirs

Japan made CV-63 Belt Buckle, Used.......inquire

Pinback closure, minor damage (hard to see), Used.....inquire  
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USS Kitty Hawk, Task Force 77(TF-77) Operation Blue Tree

Naval Air Reconnaissance Missions over North Vietnam, circa 1968 - 1971

Not many references for this Code Name; found one Blue Tree reference for USAF RF-101 Recce Missions over NVN in 1965.
Except for this one reference to the USAF it appears Blue Tree was a Naval Recce operation.

One Hundredth Blue Tree Briefing Cancelled 1970-71, made in Japan, UnUsed........Inquire

Planning Centurion, made in Japan, UnUsed.........inquire

( These were NOT found together )

( stored in gray cabinet )

partial History of Task Force 77 Operation Blue Tree (unedited)
Seventh Fleet operations during the post-Tet years also reflected the diminishing American role in the war. The prohibition against bombing North Vietnam, which went into force on 1 November 1968, limited the number of lucrative targets available to Task Force 77 to those in Laos, South Vietnam, and eventually Cambodia. Aerial operations in those countries also were limited by the seasonal Southwest Monsoon, which lasted from May to September. And beginning in 1970, the Navy mandated stringent measures to conserve fuel, ammunition, and aircraft to cut operating costs. As a result, the monthly average during 1968 of three attack carriers deployed at Yankee Station decreased to two ships from 1969 to 1971. Similarly, the 1968 monthly average of between 5,000 and 6,000 attack sorties in Southeast Asia dropped to between 3,000 and 4,000 sorties from November 1968 to mid-1970. From then until the end of 1971, naval air units averaged 1,000 to 2,500 strike sorties in Laos and South Vietnam. In this three- year period, the Navy dropped over 700,000 tons of ordnance on the enemy, while losing 130 aircraft and many of their crews.

While the air campaign in Southeast Asia tapered off, the fleet continued to concentrate forces against the Communist in critical areas. The great weight of effort was directed toward interdiction of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, the primary logistical artery of the Communist armies fighting in South Vietnam. Throughout the Laotian Panhandle (the Steel Tiger operating theater) naval attack squadrons bombed and mined North Vietnamese truck convoys, vehicle parks, fuel supply, and ammunition storage areas, bridges, roads, antiaircraft positions, and surface-to-air missile sites. To increase the effectiveness of the interdiction campaign, in November 1969 the joint Navy-Air Force team initiated Commando Bolt. This operation directed newly deployed EA-6B electronic countermeasures aircraft, precision- guided bombs, and sensitive ground and air sensor detection systems against the routes leading south from the Ban Karai and Mu Gia passes of Laos. The American air forces also inaugurated a series of Commando Hunt operations in the panhandle and continued the Barrel Roll campaign in northern Laos.

Although minor in comparison with the actions in Laos, the Navy's close air support operations in South Vietnam's I Corps served the allied cause well. Often constituting one-fourth to one-third of the naval attack sorties in Southeast Asia during 1969, the monthly missions in South Vietnam usually did not total over 500 in 1970 and 1971 when the American ground presence in the region was greatly reduced. Nonetheless, often hard-pressed units of the 3d Marine Division and the Army's 101st Airborne Division benefited from the air support provided by the carrier task force.

The fleet swiftly marshalled forces for several key operations. For instance, three attack carriers deployed to Yankee Station in May 1970 when the Navy freed the Air Force from some bombing responsibilities in Laos, allowing the latter service to focus on Cambodia. Again, in March 1971, Task Force 77 deployed Ranger, Kitty Hawk, and Hancock to the Gulf of Tonkin to back up the South Vietnamese advance into Laos, known as Operation Lam Son 719. Bucking heavy antiaircraft and surface-to-air missile fire, naval aviators flew 5,000 strike sorties that month, often dropping their ordnance within a few yards of South Vietnamese ground troops fighting for survival in Laos.

In addition to strike operations, the fleet continued to carry out the Yankee Team Aerial RECON Program in Laos and the Blue Tree effort in North Vietnam. Although bombing operations had ceased in the North, Naval aircraft covering the Photographic planes were authorized to defend them with force. In a number of instances, escorting F-4 Phantoms destroyed surface-to- air missile sites that launched weapons against the RECON Mission. The number of combat support sorties, the great majority of which were aerial reconnaissance missions, equalled or surpassed the attack sorties, reflecting the importance of intelligence gathering to the allied war effort in SEA. These Naval Aviation Units produced valuable information on Communist troop movements into South Vietnam, the extensive infiltration system in Laos and North Vietnam, and the Communist bloc maritime resupply effort.
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Task Force 77 1970-71 Far East Cruise


CVA-63 USS KITTY HAWK "FAR EAST CRUISE  CARRIER TASK FORCE 77  WESTPAC 1970-71 CVW-11",  Japan made, undoubtably a Combat Cruise, minor stain, UnUsed...(sold)

CV-63 USS KITTY HAWK, UnUsed............inquire

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U. S. S. Kitty Hawk Tab (Arc), circa 1960s, UnUsed.......(sold)

Modern CV-63 patch, plastic-back, Unused......inquire

"Guest Cruise", modern, Unused.....(sold)
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Air Wing Eleven 1973 - 74 Cruise
( probably a War time Cruise)


5" Japan made, excellent workmanship, UnUsed......inquire
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WESTPAC 1975 - Air Wing-11

( last Cruise for the S-2s (VS-37 & 38) as part of CVW-11 )

4", CVW-11, PI made (came with a "VS-37" patch), scrapbook residue on back, Used......inquire

CVW-11, PI made, UnUsed.....inquire
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Attack Squadron 195 (VA-195)
possible History on patch
This Hawk motif is probably associated with VA-195's service onboard the USS Kitty Hawk while homeported many years in Atsugi, Japan.
They deployed several times with CVW-11[1] on the USS Kittyhawk in the 1970s.
Might have been a party favor or freebie at a special event such as a mess night, navy ball, or etc.
VA-195 was active from 24 Aug 1948 - 1 Apr 1985 when VFA-195 stood up.
[1] see the USS Kitty Hawk section on my Carrier page, I have a fierce Hawk patch listed from a 1975 WESTPAC cruise.
( see details on the VA Page, VA-195 section )
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Two LARGE, Japan made, Patches removed from a G-1

I will split the Group

RFU, puckered from washing, Used.......inquire

Has the UN flag, we must have done something for the free-loaders on this Cruise

RFU, puckered from washing, border damage at top between the "T" and "C", Used.....inquire

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USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)

7th Fleet Far East Cruise of 1979
Ports: Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia, Japan

Large Backpatch Removed from Tour Jacket - T00 LARGE FOR THE SCANNER

made in Japan, RFU Tour Jacket-stitching threads still present, never washed, Used.......(sold)

( stored in site done box )

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Made in the PI, UnUsed........inquire
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WESTPAC Cruise of 1981

( this might be a first cruise after a "re-fit" (?) )

"The Hawk is Back!", The Hawk holding a San Miguel beer, UnUsed.....inquire

WESTPAC 1981, The Hawk holding a Russion Bear in it's beak, UnUsed....inquire
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Battle E

Battle E, July 1983 to December 1984, UnUsed......inquire
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1985 Battle Efficiency Winner & 1987 MED Cruise

1985 Battle "E", UnUsed.......(sold)

1987 Mediterranean Yacht Club Cruise, UnUsed.....inquire
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1991 "Around the Horn" Cruise

CVW-15: VAW-114, VF-111, VA-52, VF-51, HS-4, VFA-97, VAQ-134, VFA-27, VS-37, UnUsed......(sold)

"HORNEX '91" CVW-15, CV-63 1991 Cruise, Unused......inquire

Lambada Cruise, lists all the squadrons in CVW-15 on the cruise, UnUsed....inquire

"Around the Horn", USS Kitty Hawk 1991 Cruise, UnUsed......inquire
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1992 RIMPAC Cruise

CVW-15 RIM PAC, UnUsed......inquire

"Mushroom Cruise" "Kept in the dark and fed Sliders", year of cruise unknown, UnUsed......(sold)
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1993 WESTPAC IO Cruise

Terminator 2 Judgement Day, UnUsed.......inquire

1993 Indian Ocean Cruise with Arabic writting, UnUsed......inquire
( I believe this is 1993, hard to read the embroidery )
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1994, CVW-15's Last Cruise

"The Pack's Last Hunt"

Wolf Pack's last Hunt, UnUsed.......inquire

Hubba, Hubba WESTPAC '94, UnUsed....inquire

"The Last Ride", UnUsed......inquire

CVW-15 "The Last Hunt", UnUsed......inquire

WESTPAC 1994, UnUsed......inquire

WESTPAC 1994, "CRUDESGRU-5" "DESRON-17", UnUsed.......inquire
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1996 - 1997 Cruise with CVW-11

CVW-11 returns to the Kitty Hawk

CV-63, CVW-11 WESTPAC 96-97 US-29 VFA-22 VFA-94 VFA-97 VF-213 VAQ-135 VQ-5 VRC-50 VAW-117 HS-6, UnUsed.......inquire

Arabian Gulf Cruise, WestPac '97, UnUsed......inquire
USS Kitty Hawk, 1979 - 80 WESTPAC "Camel Station" Cruise

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) CAMEL STATION, WESTPAC DEPLOYMENT 1979 - 1980 IRANIAN CRISIS, PI made, UnUsed......inquire

came from the same Veteran as the CVW-51 patch below, Philippine Islands made, RFU, Used......inquire
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CV-63 1979-80 "IRAN  KOREA" Cruise patch

CV-63 1979-80 "IRAN  KOREA" Cruise patch, PI made, UnUsed........inquire

Cruise patch with mistake (should read CVW-15 vice CVW-51), (came from the same Veteran as the CAMEL STATION above-right), Philippine Islands made, RFU, Used......inquire
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CVW-15, "TOP TEN TAILHOOKER", UnUsed.....(sold)
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partial History
The second Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) was laid down by the New York Ship Building Corp., Camden, N.J., 27 December 1956
Launched 21 May 1960 and commissioned 29 April 1961 at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
Kitty Hawk joined the 7th Fleet 7 October 1962, relieving USS Midway (CVA-41) as flagship November 26, 1965
CVA-63 launched her aircraft in their first Combat Operations; flying 90 sorties against the VC
Kitty Hawk aircraft commenced Tiger Hound, Steel Tiger, Blue Tree and in-country operations on 14 January, 1966
Operation Linebacker I began 10 May 1972 and consisted of heavy strikes of targets in most of North Vietnam
On 23 October 1972, all tactical air sorties into NVN above the 20th parallel ended brought to a close Linebacker I operations
Kitty Hawk was on deployment again to the western Pacific from 23 November 1973 to 9 July 1974
In October 1979 Kitty Hawk with CVW-15 onboard departed San Diego on their last 7 month cruise to WESTPAC together

 USS Constellation (CVA-64)
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Pilot's Task Force 77 Grouping

Japan Made


"VIETNAM 68 - 69" Arc(tab), UnUsed......(sold)


"FAR EAST CRUISE 1968  USS CONSTELLATION CVA-64", Unused.....(sold)
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FAR EAST CRUISE 1969-70, made in Japan

Part of a Grouping removed from a Jacket worn circa 1969 to 1971, other patches listed from this grouping:
USS Oriskany
USS Ranger
see the above listed patches on their respctive pages/sections


RFU, harness rub, Used.....inquire
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CVA-64 "1797 1961", made in Japan


small size patch, UnUsed........inquire
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CVA-64 USS CONSTELLATION "1797  1961", 4", soiled-needs cleaned, Used.........inquire

 CVA-64 USS CONSTELLATION "1797  1961", UnUsed.........(sold)

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post-June 1975 CV-64 Designations

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USS Constellation (CV-64)


Large insignia, UnUsed......inquire
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4", older style plastic backing, UnUsed........inquire

PI made, UnUsed.........inquire

RFU, Used........inquire

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4.75", Unused.........inquire

low-quality PI made, UnUsed........inquire

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RFU, never washed, Used.......inquire

larger patch, UnUsed......inquire

made in PI, UnUsed.......inquire

larger insignia, Unused.....inquire
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Ports of call: Pataya Beach, Subic Bay, Pujsan, Hongkong, Singapore, and Yokosuka

PI made, UnUsed......inquire
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"Connie's Escort Service - WESTPAC 87 - EARNEST WILL"

24 Hours IO 1987, made in PI, UnUsed......inquire

Eagle in Persian Gulf, UnUsed........inquire

America's Flagship, UnUsed.......inquire
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 WESTPAC 1988-89

Delta Force, Unused.......inquire

oval patch, UnUsed......(sold)
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Indian Ocean Centurian

Centurion 100, UnUsed.........inquire

"110 DAYS UNDERWAY", made in PI, UnUsed.......inquire
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USA Flag, pliable and with long pigtail, UnUsed......inquire

"WESTPAC 89", UnUsed......(sold)

USA Flag, pliable and with short pigtail, UnUsed......inquire

" WESTPAC IO 89 CONNIE GOES CRUZIN", UnUsed........inquire
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F-14 Tomcat

PI made Tomcat, UnUsed......inquire

CVW-9 (Composite), UnUsed......inquire

PERTH "ANYTIME, MATE", unused.......inquire

 "ROUND THE CAPE HORN 1990", UnUsed.....inquire
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Operation Southern Watch - Groundhog Station 1995

CVW-2, UnUsed........inquire

WESTPAC 1997, UnUsed........inquire

WESTPAC 1999, UnUsed......inquire
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CV-64, "AMERICA'S FLAGSHIP", 1999 Cruise

"CCDG-1" = Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group-1 (aka CRUDESGRU-1)

CDS-7 = Commander Destroyer Squadron-7 (aka DESRON-7)

( These are the Parent Commands of the Ships attached to the Constellation Carrier Strike Group )

"AMERICA'S TEAM", with CVW-2 onboard, UnUsed......inquire
 USS Enterprise (CVAN-65)
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3506BB - ZIPPO New-in-Box

dated 1971

scanned at 300dpi = all the blemishes show

3506BB - New-in-the-Box, box in 60% condition, UnUsed.......inquire
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Vietnam Era CVAN-65 Insignia

CVAN-65 USS ENTERPRISE, pre-1975, 3" Japan made, UnUsed......inquire

  CVAN-65 "Enterprise Centurion 200", pre-1975, Japan made(?), UnUsed.......inquire

CVAN-65 USS ENTERPRISE, pre-1975, ME, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

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CVAN-65, pre-1975, Large 6 7/8" Japan made, stains, UnUsed...........inquire
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CVAN-65 patch made in Japan - "salty"


2 15/16"(V) insignia RFU(removed from uniform), Used......inquire
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CVAN-65 USS ENTERPRISE, pre-1975, 5" Japan made, UnUsed...........inquire

CVAN-65 USS ENTERPRISE, pre-1975, ME, UnUsed.............inquire

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RFU, probably never washed, Used......inquire

smaller, UnUsed.......inquire
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RFU, never washed, Used.......inquire

larger patch, UnUsed........inquire
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CVW-14 WESTPAC 1976-77 Cruise

CTF-77, made in North-Asia(could be Japan made?), UnUsed........inquire

Puget Sound Ship Yard(PSNS), 1979-81 "Re-fitting" patch, UnUsed......inquire
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Perth 1983 'ANYTIME, MATE'

"ANYTIME, MATE", RFU, Used.........inquire

SHELLBACK 1983, UnUsed......inquire

AUSTRALIA, UnUsed......inquire

Perth, Australia, UnUsed.......inquire
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"Anytime, Mate 1986"

Perth, UnUsed.........inquire

CVW-11 1988 Persian Excursion, UnUsed.......inquire
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Carrier Air Wing Eleven ( 1982 - 1990 )

World Cruise '89-90 "We'll Be Back....",  UnUsed.......inquire

"TOP 11 TAILHOOKER 1990", UnUsed.......(sold)
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Final Voyage World Cruise

CVW-11 'World Tour 1989-90, UnUsed.......inquire

'Final Voyage World Cruise 89-90', UnUsed.......inquire
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'ROUND THE WORLD IN THE RACK', UnUsed.......inquire

'FINAL VOYAGE', UnUsed.......inquire

'POWER IN MOTION', UnUsed........(sold)
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CV-65/ CVW-11 1989 - 1990 WORLD CRUISE


"END OF AN ERA", an A-7 Corsair II flying off into the Sunset, UnUsed........inquire
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Carrier Air Wing Seventeen ( 1994 - 1996 )

USS Enterprise CVN-65/CVW-17 "TOP TEN", circa 1994-96, UnUsed..........inquire

 USS Enterprise CVN-65/CVW-17 "CENTURION 100", circa 1994-96, UnUsed..........inquire

USS Enterprise CVN-65/CVW-17 "DOUBLE CENTURION 200", circa 1994-96, UnUsed.........inquire
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CVW-17 "AA"

CVW-17, UnUsed.......inquire

'BIG E SUPER TEAM', UnUsed.......inquire
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USS Enterprise Centurion: 100, 200, 400, or 500, UnUsed.........inquire
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Operation Desert Fox December 16-20, 1998, Carrier Air Wing-3

Enterprise Battle Group, UnUsed.......inquire

CVW-3 Pizza patch with Ten Squadron insignia, UnUsed.......inquire
USS America or USS Enterprise or ?

for the variation collector

"CENTURION  CVA 65  AMERICA", PI made, UnUsed........inquire
 USS America (CV-66)

CV-66 USS America "Centurion 400" Tailhook landings, PI made(?), UnUsed......inquire

USS America "UNITED STATES SHIP AMERICA" "DON'T TREAD ON ME", 5" ME with cheesecloth backing, unsure if this is a CVA or CV era patch, UnUsed.......inquire

CV-66 USS America "Centurion 500" Tailhook landings, PI made(?), UnUsed......inquire

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Centurion 300 - Centurion 400 - Centurion 500

300, plastic back, UnUsed........inquire

400, older patch, UnUsed....inquire

500, older patch, UnUsed......inquire

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I don't know the vintage on this one, however from the construction I would think it is from the RVN Era, UnUsed.......inquire
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CVA-66 WEST PAC CRUISE 1972-1973, made in Thailand


minor light-stain on right (level with the deck), UnUsed.......(SOLD)
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USS America (CVA-66) CENTURION 100

Lots of symbols - anyone know what they mean or the purpose of this patch?

I guess it has a meaning that every time you land you are flying into the Jaws-of-Death?


made in Thailand, UnUsed......inquire

another person's opinion of  the symbolic meanings:
"I think the flower may be a reference to "pushing up daisies".  
The mouth is likely jaws of death.  
Big problem for carrier landings is the low approach, or "ramp strike" which might be the mouth ready to eat one and screw up an otherwise good day.
No clue as to the white foot and blue spots - "Jesus shoes" for walking on water after death?"
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CV-66, ANYTIME MATE, Perth in 1987

"ANYTIME, MATE 1987", UnUsed.......inquire

USS America (CV-66) ship's patch, UnUsed......inquire

"CENTURION 100", UnUsed......inquire
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USS America GROUPING for North Star 1989

Patches were handsewn to a "CRUISE Jacket", threads still present; I don't think they were washed.

Will sell seperate

North Star '89, "LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN", Used......inquire

CARAIR WING-1 (CVW-1), "PRIMUS ET PRINCIPES", Used......inquire

CVW-1 Shellbacks, Used......inquire

MED-IO '89, Used.......inquire

CVW-1, Used.......inquire

USS America ship's patch, Used......inquire

"Suez Canal '89", Used.......inquire
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CVW-1 and Flag

CVW-1, UnUsed.......inquire

CV-66 Flag, UnUsed.......inquire
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USS America and CVW-1, NOTHING NEW IN '92

"Closed for the Holidays, Open for Business"

Winter in the MED - Spring in the GULF, UnUsed.......inquire
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Southern Watch, VF-102, VMFA-251, VQ-6, VMAQ-3, HS-11, VS-32, VAW-123, UnUsed.......inquire

"MED CRUISE 86", UnUsed.......inquire

"Operation Desert Storm", RED SEA - Persian Gulf, UnUsed......inquire
USS Kennedy (CVA and CV-67)
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harder to find CVA, does not lay flat(very common to this manufacturering style), UnUsed....inquire
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CVA-67 UNITED STATES SHIP JOHN F. KENNEDY, cheesecloth backing, scrapbook residue, UnUsed.....(sold)

CVA-67 USS Kennedy "MED CRUISE ", 5", been in 2 x scrapbooks, Unused......inquire

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CV-67 "CENTURION 300" tailhook landings, UnUsed.........inquire

CV-67 "CENTURION 400" tailhook landings, 4 1/8", UnUsed.........inquire

CV-67 "CENTURION 500" tailhook landings, UnUsed.........inquire

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CV-67 older 4 7/8" CV patch, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed........inquire

CV-67 "CENTURION "100" tailhook landings, PI made, UnUsed.......(sold)

CV-67 "CENTURION 200" tailhook landings, UnUsed.......inquire

(a few more CV-67  patches available, inquire for your specific need)
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USS America (CV-66) Grouping from North Star 1989

Insignia was hand-sewn to a jacket-neatly removed

Land of the Midnight Sun Exercise

RFU, Sewing thread still attached to patches (never washed), Used......SOLD as a GROUP
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3" and 5" CVA patches wanted - older construction only


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CENTURION Ovals for 400 and 600 TRAPS

CVN-68 USS Nimitz "MED CRUISE 1976", 5", UnUsed...........inquire

CVN-68 "CENTURION 400" tailhook landings, PI made, UnUsed.......inquire

 CVN-68 "CENTURION 600" tailhook landings, PI made, UnUsed.......inquire
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5" cheesecloth backing, UnUsed....inquire

"CVW-9  LET THE GAMES BEGIN", circa 1988, F-14 Topmcat patch, PI made, UnUsed......inquire
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When inquiring about patches in the USS Nimitz Bulk SCANs below,
State which scan number and Indicate which patch.

USS Nimitz Bulk SCAN-1

USS Nimitz Bulk SCAN-2

USS Nimitz Bulk SCAN-3

USS Nimitz Bulk SCAN-4

Left patch.......(sold)

USS Nimitz Bulk SCAN-5

When inquiring about patches in the USS Nimitz Bulk SCANs shown above state which scan# and Indicate which patch.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68), Crossing the Equator

 January 9, 1980 -- Pollywog to Shellback conversion near AFRICA

This patch and the NUKE patch came from the same Collector.

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CVN-68, Nuclear Power Battle Group 1980 Indian Ocean

USS California (CGN-36)
USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
USS Texas (CGN-39)

This patch and the SHELLBACK patch came from the same Collector.

may have been hand-sewn to a jacket, minor wear (or storage) stain, UnUsed/Used???.......(sold)
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

4 7/8" with cheesecloth backing, UnUsed......inquire

Lighter-shade of blue, UnUsed......inquire

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Bulk Scans

If you see a patch you need, note the Bulk Scan Number and which patch you want.

CVN-69 Group Scan-1

CVN-69 Group Scan-2

If you see a patch you need, note the Bulk Scan Number and which patch you want.

Bulk Scans
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
"Battle Group "C" (Charlie)

CVW-15 GONZO Station, 1986 - 1987 Cruise, PI made, UnUsed..........inquire

CVW-15 BG "C" WESTPAC/IO Deployment 1987-88, Karachi, Perth, Pusan, Singapore, Diego Garcia, Subic Bay, Masirah, Mombasa, VQ-1, HS-4, VA-27, VS-29, VF-51,VA-52, VA-97, VF-111, VAW-110, VAQ-134, Philippines made, UnUsed......inquire
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CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson "VIS PER MARE" (original "SWISS-TEX" package), UnUsed......inquire
( package has storage damage )

CVN-70 "U.S.S. CARL VINSON (Mediterranean Sea) CRUISE", 5" cheesecloth backing, UnUsed.........inquire
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) "VIS PER MARE", UnUsed..........inquire
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U. S. S. CARL VINSON "Vinny" CVN-70

"VINSON CENTURION 100", UnUsed.............(sold)

"VINSON CENTURION 300", UnUsed...........(sold)

"VINSON CENTURION 300", Philippine made, UnUsed..........inquire

"VINSON CENTURION 400", UnUsed............inquire
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CVN-70 Marine Detachment

NORPAC WESTPAC Indian Ocean 1988


5 1/2" made in the PI, looks used but I can see no stitch marks, UnUsed.....inquire

( this is one of the generic patches sold by many overseas tailor shops = it was good for every ship in the Cruise=just sewn in the ship the Marine was from )

( also on Marine Divisional page )
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Bulk Scans

If you see a patch you need, note the Bulk Scan Number and which patch you want.

CVN-70 Bulk Scan-1

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-2

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-3

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-4

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-5

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-6

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-7

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-8

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-9

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-10

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-11

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CVN-70 Bulk Scan-12

If you see a patch you need, note the Bulk Scan Number and which patch you want.

Bulk Scans
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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
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"Qui Plantavit Curabi"

large 5" with brown border, Unused......inquire

large 5" with White border, Unused......inquire
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Maiden Cruise '89

Team Work '89, UnUsed......inquire

T.R. Shreddin' the MED 1989, Unused.....(sold)

large 5" "The Adventure Begins", CVN-71 CVW-8, Unused.....inquire
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Operation Desert Shield

Teamwork 90, UnUsed.......inquire

Operation DS 1990 1991, 4 15/16", UnUsed......inquire
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Operation Desert Storm 1991

looks used but no stitch holes, probably been washed by the sailor, UnUsed.......inquire

CVN-71, Unused......inquire
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The Adventure Continues 1991

Freedom and Justice for all, Carrier Air Wing Eight, MED/Arabian Gulf Cruise 91, UnUsed......inquire

Mediterranean Desert Storm, large 6 1/8", Unused.....inquire
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Groundhog Station -  Deny Flight

Operation Desert Storm, UnUsed.....inquire

4 3/8", Bosnia-Herzegovina Sarajevo, UnUsed.....inquire
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Kick' em in the Balkans

Carrier Air Wing Three was onboard CVN-71 for a short time

CVW-3 1996 1997 VS-22, VAQ-130, VQ-6, VFA-37, VMFA-312, VRC-40, VF-32, VAW-126, VFA-105, 4 1/2", Unused.....inquire

Operation Allied Force MED '99, CVW-8, UnUsed......inquire
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Operation Southern Watch: No more Iraqi targets, No problem!

5 1/4", Operation Allied Force, Iraq, Kosovo, Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick, UnUsed......inquire

Operation Noble Anvil, War Cruise '99 "Balkan Bomber", UnUsed.......inquire  
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CVW-8: VFA-15, VFA-87, VS-24, VRC-40, HS-3, VAW-124, VF-14, VAQ-141, & VF-41

We did the Ditch 1999, Suez, UnUsed.....inquire

Large 5", MED Cruise 1999, NATO Operation Allied Force, UnUsed......inquire

Summer MED Cruise '99,  UnUsed......inquire
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Roughrider Centurion: 300, 400, and 500

PI made, 300 traps, UnUsed.....inquire

300, UnUsed......inquire

400, UnUsed.......inquire

500, UnUsed......inquire
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Cruise softly and carry a big Airwing

4 3/8", UnUsed.......inquire
 USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
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USS ABE LINCOLN, Dark Brown Ship's patch

"SHALL NOT PERISH", UnUsed.......inquire

top-right - has a ship's stores(or local purchase) price label on back, RFU, Used.......inquire

smaller light-shade variation, with the vertical line by his nose, UnUsed.......inquire

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CVN-72, Tan Ship's patch

soft-PELLON backing material, UnUsed......inquire

mate to the left patch, RFU, Used.......inquire

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CVW-8 onboard CVN-72 for the "SHAKEDOWN CRUISE 1990"

UnCommon patches as they were for the short "Shakedown Cruise" in 1990; the FIRST Wing to sail on the Lincoln.

CVW-8 "THE LEGEND BEGINS", UnUsed......inquire

CVW-8 "THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES", UnUsed.......inquire

( also on the Wing page )
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BG Foxtrot deployed with CVN-72 circa June 1991

"IN ABE WE TRUST", UnUsed.......inquire

"BATTLE GROUP FOXTROT", UnUsed........inquire
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CVW-11 WESTPAC 1991, "I'd Fly 11,000 Miles to Smoke a CAMEL"

Cherry Cruise "1991", bullion style thread, UnUsed.....inquire

Maiden Voyage "91",

Keeping an Eye on Iraq,  
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No Fun, UnUsed......inquire

The Red Devil patch, UnUsed......inquire
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WestPac 1993, RFU CVW-11 Tour Jacket

Patches can be sold seperately

When inquiring about a certain patch, state the picture number, position in picture, and a short description.



right patch - "This Job is Easy"...........sold



Patches can be sold seperately

When inquiring about a certain patch, state the picture number, position in picture, and a short description.
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"TOURING THE WORLD", UnUsed.......inquire

"SATAN'S FLAGSHIP", VA-95 VFA-94 VF-213 VAQ-135 HS-6 VAW-117 VS-29 VFA-22, UnUsed.......inquire

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CVW-14 WESTPAC 1998, Operation Southern Watch

CVW-14, UnUsed......inquire
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"Navy 1" which landed President Bush aboard USS Abraham Lincoln

Insignia commemorates the landing of S-3A Viking BuNo 159387 using callsign "Navy One" on May 1, 2003 after completing her assigned mission in the Iraqi Freedom Campaign


Air Wing 14 (CVW-14), large 5"(+/-) patch, UnUsed........(sold)
 USS George Washington (CVN-73)

 Shakedown Cruise 1992


large 4 5/8", "Liberty" "In God We Trust", UnUsed......inquire
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MED 1994 Cruise Red Sea

50th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion June 6 1944 - 1994


7 1/8"(wide), Flags of: USA, France, and Great Britain, UnUsed......(sold)
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MED 1994 D-Day Cruise, We're Back!

George Washington Battle Group

Carrier Air Wing Seven, UnUsed......inquire

5 1/8"(wide), 1944-1994, UnUsed......inquire
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50th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy, UnUsed........(sold)
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Defending Democracy
4 3/8", UnUsed.......(sold)
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Operations Joint Endeavour & Southern Watch

5 1/2", 1996 MED Cruise, UnUsed......inquire

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Mediterranean Cruise 1997 - 1998

CVW-7: VMFA-251, VFA-86, VF-102, HS-11, VAQ-137, VQ-6, VS-32, VFA-82, VAW-123

5" wide, UnUsed.......inquire
USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116, later AKV-16)


small insignia, RFU (never washed=at 4 paces it looks new), Used......inquire
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partial History
USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116) Commissioned November 14, 1945; DeCommissioned April 20, 1946; ReCommissioned January 6, 1947
Korean Service
From July 1950 until February 1953 she completed three tours in Korean Waters in TF-95 and 77:
29 July 1950 to 23 January 1951
2 October 1951 to 14 February 1952
6 October 1952 to 11 February 1953
Conducted Infantry Support Missions during the Defense of the Pusan Perimeter (August 6 to September 12, 1950),  Inchon landing (September 15, 1950), and Hungnam Evacuation (December 9-24, 1950) along with Anti-Submarine duties.
She has also completed another tour of the Far East and participated in Operation Redwing(see a Patch at top of VA page)  in the Pacific Proving Grounds during February to July 1956.
Reclassified with a New Hull number as AKV-16 (aircraft transport) in May 1959;  DeCommissioning date unknown
Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in December 1970; Sold for scrap in May 1972
 USS Point Cruz (CVE-119)

1955-58 Cruise of Task Group-70.4, "HUK TO BUCK-ANEERS"

Encountered Typhoons: Louise, Marge, Nora, Opal Patsy, and Ruth

Anyone know what the "HUK to BUCK-ANEERS" means?....besides The Buccaneers are Submarine Hunter-Killers.


Japan made patch, UnUsed........inquire

Modern Patches Available for some:

VA, VF, VFA, Rotary, CAW, and CVs  -  e-mail for your needs

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authorized from 31 March, 1945 to 18 March, 1947
Worn by Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and WAVE Navigators

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came with a VA(AW)-35 Group
USS Wasp (CVS-18), UnUsed.....(sold)
Pilot's ZIPPO - circa 1960
USS Yorktown (CVA-10), ZIPPO Lighter dated 1960, Used.....(sold)
 Vietnam Era Zippo
ZIPPO dated 1969, Used.......(sold)
(a few Modern Midway patches available, inquire for a specific patch, no picfiles will be sent)
side-plate reads:
USS Coral Sea
Aircraft Carrier
CVB 43
Built By
The Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock CO
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.
Keel Layed 10 July 1944
Launched 2 April 1946
Commissioned 1 October 1947
Named in Commemoration of the
Historic Battle of the
Coral Sea
Fought May 1942
Age of this ZIPPO is not know, it is a 3-Barrel model with "PAT. 2032695 MADE IN U.S.A.", Overall in Good Condition.......(sold)        
CVA-61 USS RANGER "FAR EAST CRUISE 1971", 5" Japan made, Used.......(sold)
Battle Group Bravo, 1983 - 84 Cruise
Battle E, July 1983 to December 1984, UnUsed......(sold)
WESTPAC 84, BG "B", RFU, Used.....(sold)
CV-60 USS SARATOGA "MED CRUISE-1987", very-neat patch of an angry Rooster, UnUsed..(sold)
NSG Detachment-9 patch
click on picture for details
CVA-66 USS AMERICA "WEST PAC CRUISE 1972-1973", 5", UnUsed......(sold)
USS America CVA-66 "CENTURION 100" Tailhook landings, Japan made......UnUsed.....(sold)
1960s Japan made Skyhawk Grouping
A-4 Skyhawk CENTURION Grouping
( Only 3 x items left; see CVA -59,  CVA-61, & CVA-62 for remaining Arcs )
3506BG -LCDR's '52 Cruise Jacket onboard USS Kearsarge (CV-33)

Very Clean on the Inside but someone worked on their car and the outside needs to be Dry-Cleaned

CVW-11 WESTPAC 1996-97 with squadrons: VS-29, VFA-22, VFA-94, VFA-97, VF-213, VAQ-135, VQ-5, VRC-30, VAW-117, HS-6, UnUsed......(sold)
WESTPAC '97 "Arabian Gulf Cruise", UnUsed.......(sold)
47102M - WESTPAC Combat Cruise, 1967 - 1968
47102M - CVW-15 onboard, Bob Hope Show visit, most Unit patches are in color, flew: SPADs, Skyhawks, Phantoms, and other aircraft, the "IN MEMORIAM" has a long list, worn & has been around moisture but no water stains, overall in Good Condition, Used......
1979 - 80 WESTPAC "Camel Station" Cruise
CV-63 1979-80 "IRAN  KOREA" Cruise patch with mistake (should read CVW-15 vice CVW-51), PI made, UnUsed........(moved)
 "FIRST IN DEFENSE", cheesecloth backing, Used......(sold)