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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432 files, last one added on Mar 17, 2021
Album viewed 1271 times

USN 0006-10


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216 files, last one added on Mar 17, 2021
Album viewed 975 times

USN 0011-19


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250 files, last one added on Jun 01, 2021
Album viewed 726 times

USN 0020-29


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199 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2021
Album viewed 800 times

USN 0030-39


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181 files, last one added on Jan 03, 2021
Album viewed 610 times

USN 0040-49


VA-45-10001-A.jpg

239 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2021
Album viewed 562 times

USN 0050-59


VF-53-10001-C.jpg

114 files, last one added on Apr 13, 2021
Album viewed 550 times

USN 0060-69


VS-64Y1-10001.jpg

196 files, last one added on May 18, 2021
Album viewed 639 times

USN 0070-79


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71 files, last one added on Dec 31, 2020
Album viewed 432 times

USN 0080-89


VT-86-10001.jpg

77 files, last one added on Jun 01, 2021
Album viewed 515 times

USN 0090-99


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104 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2021
Album viewed 556 times

USN 0100-119


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153 files, last one added on Dec 30, 2020
Album viewed 895 times

22 albums on 2 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


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4 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2016
Album viewed 370 times

USN UNITS N


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4 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2021
Album viewed 284 times

USN UNITS O-Z


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4 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2018
Album viewed 306 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


CVA-64-100071-A-100.jpg

32 files, last one added on Apr 13, 2021
Album viewed 368 times

USN BATTLESHIPS


BB-62-NEW_JERSEY-321.jpg

1 files, last one added on May 22, 2013
Album viewed 195 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 1180 times

USN MINE COUNTERMEASURES



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USN BOATS



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USN AUXILIARY


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4 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2021
Album viewed 169 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


30-1-San_Pablo~0.jpg

3 files, last one added on Jul 11, 2015
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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 223 times

USN SUBS 300-399


SS-320-BERGALL-1.jpg

74 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2018
Album viewed 208 times

USN SUBS 400-499


403-10001-ATULE.jpg

3 files, last one added on Jan 04, 2021
Album viewed 118 times

USN SUBS 500-599


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10 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2021
Album viewed 141 times

USN SUBS 600-699


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5 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2021
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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)


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2 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2019
Album viewed 133 times

 

2 albums on 1 page(s)

WEAPONS SYSTEMS & AIRCRAFT
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USN AIRCRAFT (NON UNIT SPECIFIC)


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24 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2019
Album viewed 252 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)


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6 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2021
Album viewed 74 times

USN MORALE (NON UNIT SPECIFIC)



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USN UNKNOWNS



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3 albums on 1 page(s)


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