US Military Patches

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NUMBERED UNITSMost of the images in this category are of Naval aviation squadron patches. These organizations can be properly referred to by three different names: 1. Formal name (e.g., Strike Fighter Squadron EIGHT SIX), which indicates the mission. (An acronym format is often used to shorten a name; e.g., STKFITRON EIGHT SIX or STKFITRON 86.) 2. Informal name (e.g., VFA-86), in which each letter has a meaning; in this case, "V" stands for fixed wing, "F" stands for fighter, and "A" stands for attack. For a complete list of these informal designations, see "Navy Squadron Designations and Abbreviations" article online. 3. Nickname – e.g., "Sidewinders." In the albums that follow, formal names are used. Informal names (in parentheses) and nicknames (in quotes) may or may not be listed. Viewers should note that all-caps numerical spell-outs in the formal names have been changed to Arabic numerals in this gallery to facilitate proper sorting.
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USN 0001-5


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354 files, last one added on Sep 28, 2019
Album viewed 1074 times

USN 0006-10


PROJECT-MAGNET-1001.jpg

175 files, last one added on Jul 14, 2017
Album viewed 554 times

USN 0011-19


11-301-1966-1.jpg

235 files, last one added on Sep 28, 2019
Album viewed 613 times

USN 0020-29


21-1001.jpg

166 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2018
Album viewed 580 times

USN 0030-39


va35_tf77.jpg

149 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2019
Album viewed 514 times

USN 0040-49


46-1001~0.jpg

230 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2018
Album viewed 464 times

USN 0050-59


VF_53-1.jpg

100 files, last one added on Apr 24, 2017
Album viewed 447 times

USN 0060-69


VF_62_insignia_1955_57-1001.jpg

179 files, last one added on Jul 14, 2017
Album viewed 492 times

USN 0070-79


72-1006.jpg

67 files, last one added on Mar 26, 2018
Album viewed 360 times

USN 0080-89


vb80.jpg

75 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2019
Album viewed 435 times

USN 0090-99


VB-99-1001.jpg

97 files, last one added on Nov 16, 2018
Album viewed 472 times

USN 0100-119


111-0011.jpg

154 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2018
Album viewed 535 times

25 albums on 3 page(s) 1

NAMED UNITSBroadly speaking, all organizations are named, but this section contains only those without numbers in their designations.
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USN UNITS A-M


FAWTULANT-1002.jpg

4 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2016
Album viewed 297 times

USN UNITS N


VH2-2016-1001~0.jpg

3 files, last one added on Dec 06, 2016
Album viewed 230 times

USN UNITS O-Z


Alpha-1-US-5_0.jpg

4 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2018
Album viewed 251 times

3 albums on 1 page(s)

SHIPSThe names of commissioned ships of the U.S. Navy all start with USS, for "United States Ship." Non-commissioned (i.e., "in-service") vessels of the Navy under the Military Sealift Command have names that begin with USNS, standing for "United States Naval Ship," and are primarily civilian-manned. A letter-based hull classification symbol is used to designate a vessel's type (see Wikipedia article "List of hull classifications" for a complete list of symbols and their corresponding meaning). If a ship's hull classification symbol has "T-" preceding it, it is a ship of the Military Sealift Command, again with a primarily civilian crew. The system of symbols has changed a number of times since it was introduced in 1907, so ships' symbols sometimes change without anything being done to the ship itself. For images in this section, hull classification symbols are listed first, followed by the names. The names of ships are selected by the Secretary of the Navy. The names are those of states, cities, towns, important persons, important locations, famous battles, fish, and ideals.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the sorting software isn't as smart as humans, it sorts by the first digit in a number first rather than looking at the entire number, so for example, DDG-19 is displayed before DDG-2 rather than after it.
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USN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS


37-6~0.jpg

20 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2018
Album viewed 279 times

USN BATTLESHIPS


BB-62-NEW_JERSEY-321.jpg

1 files, last one added on May 22, 2013
Album viewed 164 times

USN CRUISERS



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USN FRIGATES



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USN DESTROYERS



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USN LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS



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USN AMPHIBIOUS


LST-1185-SCHENECTADY-1-1.jpg

10 files, last one added on Jun 30, 2013
Album viewed 222 times

USN MINE COUNTERMEASURES



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USN BOATS



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USN AUXILIARY


30-1-San_Pablo~0.jpg

4 files, last one added on Jul 11, 2015
Album viewed 137 times

USN OTHER SURFACE VESSELS



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11 albums on 1 page(s)

SUBMARINESThere are two major types of submarines, attack and ballistic missile. Attack submarines (sometimes referred to as "hunter-killer" subs) have tactical missions, including locating and sinking other submarines, surface combatants, and merchant vessels. They are also used to protect friendly surface combatants and missile submarines. Some attack subs are also armed with cruise missiles, increasing the scope of their potential missions to include land targets. Some attack subs are also occasionally used for intelligence-gathering missions. Older attack subs were diesel-electric powered and used "SS" in their designations; current attack subs are nuclear powered and have "SSN" designations. Ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) primarily have the single strategic mission of nuclear deterrence by being hidden launching platforms for nuclear-armed SLBMs (originally Polaris, now Trident). However, some of these boats have been converted to launch standard (non-nuclear) cruise missiles and are designated SSGN.
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USN SUBS 1-99


3-1-Barracuda.jpg

2 files, last one added on Sep 20, 2013
Album viewed 113 times

USN SUBS 100-199



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USN SUBS 200-299


228-1-Drum~0.jpg

28 files, last one added on Aug 01, 2015
Album viewed 189 times

USN SUBS 300-399


SS-320-BERGALL-1.jpg

74 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2018
Album viewed 172 times

USN SUBS 400-499


SS-488-1-SARDA.jpg

2 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2018
Album viewed 96 times

USN SUBS 500-599


577-101-Growler-1001.jpg

9 files, last one added on Jan 15, 2017
Album viewed 112 times

USN SUBS 600-699


672-6-Pintado.jpg

4 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2018
Album viewed 119 times

USN SUBS 700-799



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USN SUBS 800-899



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9 albums on 1 page(s)

COMPETITIONS, WARGAMES & EXERCISES
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USN COMPETITONS (NON UNIT SECIFIC)



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USN EXERCISES & WARGAMES (NON UNIT SPECIFIC)


f4_key_lance.jpg

2 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2019
Album viewed 98 times

 

2 albums on 1 page(s)

WEAPONS SYSTEMS & AIRCRAFT
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USN AIRCRAFT (NON UNIT SPECIFIC)


a6a_f.jpg

23 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2019
Album viewed 207 times

USN ARMAMENT, MISSILES & OTHER EQUIPMENT (NON UNIT SPECIFIC)



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2 albums on 1 page(s)

MISCELLANEOUS
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USN INSTALLATIONS (BASES/STATIONS/FACILITIES/FIELDS)


gitmo.jpg

1 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2019
Album viewed 28 times

USN MORALE (NON UNIT SPECIFIC)



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USN UNKNOWNS


23-3~4.jpg

5 files, last one added on Aug 28, 2013
Album viewed 207 times

3 albums on 1 page(s)


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