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NH 65727-KN Insignia: USS TECUMSEH (SSBN-628)

Insignia: USS TECUMSEH (SSBN-628)
Title: Insignia: USS TECUMSEH (SSBN-628)
Caption: This insignia was adopted in 1963. Its design ties the life of Tecumseh with the mission of the ship that bears his name. The insignia's background is in the shape of an Indian arrowhead, and also represents the United States Shield. The panther symbolizes one translation of the name Tecumseh: "Crouching Panther." The crossed Polaris and Indian items are placed in the shape of the British Union Jack, while the Fleur-De-Lis Represents France. Both nations had great influence on the Northern Indians and are present day allies of the United States. The motto stands for both Tecumseh's attempts to unite the tribes against the white setters, and the unity of NATO today.
Description:
Catalog #: NH 65727-KN
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Creator:
After this Year: 1960
Before this Year: 1969
Original Medium: Color Photo
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