Photo #: NH 68399-KN (Color)
Insignia: USS Decatur (DD-936)
Cloth jacket patch featuring the ship's emblem, as used in 1960.
Its motto, "Our Country -- May She Ever Be Right", is based on Commodore Stephen Decatur's April 1816 toast: "Our County! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong."
Courtesy of Captain G.F. Swainson, USN, 1969.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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15 November 2002