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Yokosuka, Japan

USS Antietam
(CG 54)

USS Tripoli

SHIELD: Azure (Dark Blue), between two mullets a trident head Or with the shaft encircled by a broken chain Argent (Silver Gray), and under a chief arched Gules a bridge of three arches of the third.

CREST: From a wreath Or and Azure, in front of a wreath of laurel of the first, two cannons saltirewise superimposed by a modern missile palewise, overall and entwined with a serpent erect Proper.

MOTTO: On a scroll Azure edged Azure and doubled Gules the words “POWER TO PREVAIL” in letters Azure.



The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a white vertical octagonal shape enclosed by a Dark blue border edged on the outer side with gold rope and inscribed in gold with these words: “USS ANTIETAM” above and “CG54” below.


SHIELD: Dark blue and gold are the traditional Navy colors. The trident, symbol of sea power, represents the ANTIETAM’s capabilities in the three dimensions of naval warfare. The broken chain symbolizes the Emancipation Proclamation, the most positive outcome of the Civil War Battle of Antietam. The two gold battle stars refer to the previous USS ANTIETAM (CVS 36). Red signifies the heroism and suffering of 17 September 1862, the bloodiest day of the Civil War at Antietam, and the Burnside Bridge is the battlefield’s best known landmark.

CREST: The serpent has a fourfold meaning: It was on the first Navy Jack; its wavy shape, movements and tongue allude to the new sensor system on the ANTIETAM (CG 54); it is similar to the copperhead found in the State of Maryland, site of the Civil War battle; and its striking position reinforces the quick striking capabilities of the ANTIETAM. The parrot guns with the modern missile represent the continuity in ordnance. The upright positive of the missile also symbolizes the vertically launched cruise missile on the cruiser, ANTIETAM. The gold laurel wreath is symbolic of excellence in accomplishing the mission.


USS Barry (DDG 52) Logo


Barry of six Argent and Gules, a pile wavy Azure charged with a lion rampant Or armed and langued Gules, between, on the Argent bars in fess and base, four mullets Azure.


Issuing from a wreath of the colors (Argent and Gules), the frigate United States, Captain Barry's last command, making headway at full sail, all Proper.


On a scroll Azure, the motto "STRENGTH AND DIVERSITY" in Gold letters.


The complete coat of arms in full color as in the blazon upon a white oval background enclosed
by a dark blue border with an outer edge of gold rope inscribed "USS BARRY" at top and "DDG 52" in base all in gold.


Red, white, and blue are our National colors. The field of bars, adapted from the Barry coat of arms, is a reference to Captain John Barry for whom the ship was named. The stars recall the four battle stars awarded to the second Barry in World War ll and represent all four ships to bear the name Barry. The wavy pile represents the US Navy fleet in which Captain Barry held the first commission. The lion symbolizes courage and strength. Gold stands for excellence ; red and white for courage and integrity.


The frigate United States symbolizes the unbroken tradition of patriotism, valor, fidelity, and ability from our Navy?s beginning to the present, and represents the maritime supremacy of our country. It also honors the heritage of the three previous ships to bear the name Barry. The stars and bars together symbolize the United States and refer further to Captain John Barry's ship of that name.


Strength is derived from the formidable power which USS Barry (DDG 52) will take to sea while Diversity refers to the ship's multi-mission capability, a capability which extends to all naval warfare contingencies. The motto also represents the strength our Nation derives from its cultural diversity, as evidenced by the contribution of Captain Barry, an Irish Immigrant to the founding of our country.
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