The Queenfish Patches
|Every unit in every branch of the military
has a patch. None are worn with a pride to equal that of the submarine
sailor. Below I depict the patches of Queenfish.
Note: If you have better quality photos of the 393 patches please send them to me.
|The 1st patch based on the battle flag below||The 2nd patch based on the new battle flag below||This Web site patch borrows elements from both and adds the motto|
|A dressed up version of the original battle flag, designed by Jack Bennet||Designed by a later crewmember Robert Pierce SO1(SS)||The SSN 651 patch designed in a competition|
|2nd patch reproduction||Unknown time period. Probably 50's see the second battle flag||Unknown time period|
|Why are there different patches for the same boat?|
|Crews get tired of staring at the same patch all of the time, and they do get dated in style and appearance. Sometimes the ship's designation changes i.e.; SS 393 to AGSS 393.|
|Patches vary for a many reasons.
The more colors used, the more expensive the patch. The patch on the left has two less colors, than the one on the right.
The more detail, the more the cost. the patch on the right has more detail, thus more stitches..
Sometimes the embroiderer is less an artist than others, and takes more "artistic license."
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