||U.S. Navy USS Annapolis (SSN-760), submarine emblem|
SHIELD: Azure, between a naval sword proper two dolphins uriant respectant or; a bordure gules.
CREST: On a wreath of the colors, (or and azure) issuant from a naval crown or charged with eight mullets azure the sails bearing a thistle and Tudor rose proper, a stylized Annapolis skyline argent.
SUPPORTERS: Two tridents saltirewise or.
MOTTO: On a bipartite scroll azure doubled gules, the motto “BORN FREE HOPE TO DIE FREE” in white letters.
SEAL: The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a white round shape enclosed by a dark blue border edged on the outer side with a gold rope and inscribed in gold with the words “USS ANNAPOLIS” above and “SSN 760” below.
SHIELD: Dark blue and gold are the traditionary associated with the U.S. Navy; red is emblematic of valor and action. The heraldic dolphins, diving into the marine depths, symbolize underwater speed and intelligence. The naval sword suggests the numeral “1”, emphasizing that the new USS ANNAPOLIS is the first in an all nuclear submarine force. The sword’s upright position depicts the submarine ‘s military readiness and vertical launch weaponry.
CREST: The Naval Crown, which is associated with distinguished sailors and towns with naval traditions, is charged with a heraldic thistle and rose (referring to a Scottish and English heritage) symbolizing the City of Annapolis and its naval traditions . The stars commemorate the eight battle stars the third USS ANNAPOLIS earned for service in Vietnam. Three major landmarks of the Annapolis skyline highlight the city for which the submarine is named.
SUPPORTERS: The trident symbolizes sea power and naval weaponry. Each trident has three tines recalling the three previous ships named Annapolis. They are crossed to indicate strength, cooperation, and the cross-capabilities of the SSN 760.
SCROLL: Red, white and blue are our national colors and depict the principles of freedom upon which our country was founded and which the USS ANNAPOLIS stands ready to defend.
||U.S. Navy USS Connecticut (SSN-22), submarine emblem|
SHIELD: Argent, two stylized tomahawks saltirewise Proper superimposed by a silhouette of the "TURTLE" Azure charged with an anchor superimposed by a mullet Or.
MOTTO: A scroll Azure doubled and inscribed "ARSENAL OF THE NATION" Or.
SUPPORTERS: All superimposed upon a trident Or with the tines upon a wreath of oak Proper and on either side of the bottom spike a dolphin naiant embowed respectant of the first.
SEAL: The coat of arms in full color as in the blazon, all upon a white background and enclosed within a dark blue oval band edged with a gold rope on the outside and inscribed "USS CONNECTICUT" at top and "SSN 22" at bottom between two stars on either side all gold.
SHIELD: Dark blue and gold are the colors traditionally used by the U.S. Navy. White denotes integrity and red is for courage and sacrifice. The rococo shield is adapted from the armorial bearings of the State of Connecticut; its color highlights the "Great White Fleet" of which the fourth USS Connecticut was the flagship. The tomahawks represent the missiles on the present SSN. The dark blue silhouette of the first working submarine, the Turtle, which broke the British siege of New York Harbor in 1776, recalls the heritage of SSN 22. The star and anchor are adapted from the "Command at Sea" emblem and recall the U.S. Naval role in preserving America’s command of the seas.
SUPPORTERS: The trident is a traditional symbol of maritime prowess; its bottom spike points to the ocean depths, the area of operation of the present "USS Connecticut." The oak leaves, representing the Charter Oak of 1687, reflect the deep-rooted historic traditions of Connecticut and mark the refusal of their early leaders to give up their love of freedom. The dolphins, animals of speed and intelligence, are symbolic of submarine service.
BORDER: The stars on the border represent the four previous ships named USS CONNECTICUT.
||U.S. Navy USS Honolulu (SSN-718), submarine emblem (crest, decommissioned)|
SHIELD: Azure, a cross throughout Argent voided Gules, at dexter chief an atomic symbol of the second and at sinister base a spearhead point up Proper; overall a dolphin bendwise sinister Or with head at dexter base.
CREST: On a wreath Or and Azure, the land area known as “Diamond Head” supporting a sword, bendwise sinister Proper behind a Hawaiian chief’s helmet Or, Gules and Sable and flanked by two palm fronds Vert.
MOTTO: On a scroll Azure doubled Or, the motto, “MAKA’ALA MAU” (“Always on the Alert”), in Gold.
SEAL: The complete coat of arms emblazoned upon a white oval enclosed within a blue collar edged on the outer side with a gold continuous rope and inscribed at top “USS HONOLULU” and in base “SSN 718,” all in gold letters.
SHIELD: Blue and gold are the traditional Navy colors. The cross, red edged with white, is from the Hawaiian state flag and also identifies Honolulu as the “Crossroads of the Pacific.” The dolphin, a time honored symbol of the sea and of submarine service, is in a diving position, a maneuver common to submarines. The nuclear symbol refers to the ship’s source of power and, with the spearhead, denotes the ship’s atomic missile capabilities.
CREST: Diamond Head is closely associated with the City of Honolulu. The sword and helmet are of the type used and worn by the early warrior chiefs of Hawaii and denote the ship’s fighting spirit. The palms are a symbol of honor and are representative of the Pacific area.
||U.S. Navy USS Wyoming (SSBN-742), submarine emblem|
SHIELD: Azure, two ellipses saltirewise enfiled by a stylized missile Argent; on a chief dancetty Celeste a demi-sun issuant from base Or.
SUPPORTERS: All superimposed upon a trident with spike to base Or and bearing on the times a buffalo’s face Proper. On either side of the shield a dolphin urinant Argent.
MOTTO: A scroll Azure doubled Gules inscribed “CEDANT ARMA TOGA” Argent, translated in English as “Force Yields to Law.”
SEAL: The coat of arms emblazoned upon a white oval enclosed by a blue border edged on the outside with gold rope and inscribed "USS WYOMING" above and "SSBN 742" below all in gold.
SHIELD: Dark blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the U.S. Navy. The ellipses and missile together simulate an atomic symbol referring to the submarine’s source of power and strategic strike capabilities. The division of the shield forms three peaks commemorating the previous ships named Wyoming and characterizing the spectacular mountains of the Teton Range in Wyoming, the “Rocky Mountain State.” The light blue chief and demi-sun symbolize vision, energy and the optimism of the “Western Pioneer Spirit."
SUPPORTERS: The trident symbolizes sea power and military preparedness. The bottom spike points to the ocean depths, the area of operation of the USS WYOMING. The buffalo, adapted from the Wyoming state flag, denotes strength, tenacity and the heritage of the American West. The dolphin, symbol of submarine service, represents speed and intelligence.