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Where Did Patches Come From?

Very often they came from little shops in foreign ports. Someone on the ship drew a design. It was taken to a local embroidery shop on a street like this one in Yokosuka, Japan:

And the shop looked like this:

In this photo can be seen many patches including ones for USS Orleck (DD-886), USS Frontier (AD-25, DesRon 19, and DesRon 25.

(Photos from the 1958 USS Hornet (CVA-12) cruise book)

 

 

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