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U.S. Littoral Combat Ships


U.S. Navy LCS Classron (Littoral Combat Ship), emblem (crest) U.S. Navy LCS Classron (Littoral Combat Ship), emblem (crest)

U.S. Navy LCS Squadron One (Littoral Combat Ship), emblem (crest) U.S. Navy LCS Squadron One (Littoral Combat Ship), emblem (crest)

SHIELD: Per fess Vert (Emerald Green) and Azure (Dark Blue), a fess wavy Argent, overall two lightning bolts in chevron reversed Or, surmounted by an anchor Argent (Silver Gray) fouled Proper.

CREST: On a wreath Argent and Vert (Emerald Green) a silhouette of the San Diego’s Point Loma Lighthouse Sable (Black) surmounted by a ship’s wheel Or, garnished Sanguine (Maroon).

SUPPORTERS: Behind the shield two spears points up saltirewise Or.

MOTTO: The word “READY” in Gold upon a Dark Blue scroll doubled Gold garnished Dark Blue.

SEAL: The arms as described above upon a White field enclosed within a Dark Blue collar edged on the outside with Gold chain and inscribed at top “LCS SQUADRON ONE” and in base “UNITED STATES NAVY” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
SHIELD: The Littoral environment is represented by the color green, the white wavy fess emphasizing the mission of support for Littoral Combat Ships and their crews through comprehensive operational and administrative supervision. The color dark blue and the anchor symbolize the U.S. Navy and the organization’s status as a shore based command. The lightning flashes denote speedy response to mission demands and the mobility and speed of Littoral Combat Ships.
CREST: San Diego’s Point Loma Lighthouse represents the organization’s location in San Diego and its role as guide to Littoral Combat shipping. The wheel signifies direction, safety and distance support. Gold denotes excellence.
SUPPORTERS: The gold spears represent readiness and support of combat ships.

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U.S. Navy USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), littoral combat ship emblem (crest) U.S. Navy USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), littoral combat ship emblem (crest)

SHIELD: Per chevron Azure (Dark Blue) and Sable, a chevronnel Or, issuant from base a demi-trident Argent (Silver Gray); on a chief Vert, the representation of the Texas State flag Proper.

CREST: From a wreath Or and Azure (Dark Blue), a laurel wreath Vert, between the wreath tips, three (3) mullets Argent (Silver Gray) in arc, surmounting the wreath the head of a Texas Longhorn cabossed of the first.

SUPPORTERS: Behind the shield a United States Naval Officer’s sword and Enlisted Chief Petty Officer’s cutlass in saltire, points downward Proper. < H4>A scroll Argent edged Gules inscribed ‘GRIT AND TENACITY’ Azure (Dark Blue).

Symbolism
SHIELD: Dark blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the Navy, representing the sea and excellence. The dark blue background alludes to the seven seas and the theater of operations of the USS FORT WORTH. Black implies forcefulness. The chevron suggests the prow of the ship; the trident represents maritime authority and modern technology. The chevron and chevronnel relate to the multi-crew concept of the Littoral Combat Ship class and of the USS FORT WORTH. They also illustrate the ship’s ability to reconfigure through mission modules designed to defeat the growing coastal threat, providing access and dominance that permits the USS FORT WORTH to sail in any waters worldwide. The trident symbolizes maritime authority. The green chief signifies the ship’s control of its littoral missions. The LCS 3 is named for Forth Worth, Texas, the fifth largest city in Texas, represented by the Texas State flag.
CREST: The laurel wreath honors Fort Worth, Texas and their patriotic citizens for their continuing support of the uniformed military Services. The three stars indicate that the USS FORT WORTH is third in the littoral class of combat ships. The Texas longhorn symbolizes Fort Worth and its nickname, "Cowtown." The longhorn is placed on the laurel, honoring the patriotic citizens of Fort Worth for their continuing support and loyalty shown to the U.S. Armed Forces.
SUPPORTERS: The crossed United States Naval Officer’s sword and Enlisted Chief Petty Officer’s cutlass symbolize teamwork and readiness, highlighting the experienced crew of the USS FORT WORTH.

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U.S. Navy USS Montgomery (LCS 8), littoral combat ship emblem (crest) U.S. Navy USS Montgomery (LCS 8), littoral combat ship emblem (crest)

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