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NH 70028-KN Insignia: USS THOMASTON (LSD-28)

Insignia:  USS THOMASTON (LSD-28)
Title: Insignia: USS THOMASTON (LSD-28)
Caption: This emblem, seen here as an embroidered patch, is believed to have originated in a ship-board contest in 1956-1957. Its basic symbolism captures the lively spirit and skills of THOMASTON's crew. The THOMASTON "tomcat" is depicted as having the "alligator by the tail," symbolizing mastery of amphibious warfare. The wrench he carries indicates the ship's boat repair capability. The Latin motto is translated "mild in manner, strong in deed."
Description:
Catalog #: NH 70028-KN
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Creator:
After this Year: 1950
Before this Year: 1959
Original Medium: BW Photo, Color Negative, Ephemera
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Topic
  • Boats-Ships--Amphibious Warfare Ships
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  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
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  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
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