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USS Green Bay (LPD 20)

Stand and Fight, Remain Unvanquished


Coat of Arms

The Dark Blue and Gold colors, traditionally associated with the Navy, represent the sea and excellence. The Green Bay logo recalls the heritage and spirit of the city, which includes the city’s football team “The Green Bay Packers.” The blue pale, the vertical middle third of the shield, symbolizes the historic waterway of the Fox River, the entrance which leads to the City of Green Bay, the first settlement in Wisconsin. The ship silhouette commemorates the previous ship, USS GREEN BAY (PG 101), which served as aggressor in fleet exercises, while serving in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The chief, the upper third of the shield, represents authority. The wavy division of the shield, combined with the pale, suggests the shoreline, an allusion to the ship’s mission of amphibious transport of troops.


The maple wreath conveys success and achievement, signifying the state tree of Wisconsin, the sugar maple. The anchor represents naval strength and maritime tradition. Red denotes sacrifice. The red stock of the anchor exemplifies the Marine Corps, highlighting the Navy and Marine team. The state seal alludes to Wisconsin’s industry and honors the state being the “Heart of America”.

USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20) USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20) serves to conduct prompt and sustained amphibious operations to support national policy. Initially commissioned on 24 January 2009 in Long Beach, California, GREEN BAY conducted a homeport shift to Sasebo, Japan in 2015. With a crew of 400 and the ability to embark 700 Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, GREEN BAY is capable of conducting operations ranging from amphibious assaults to humanitarian aid/disaster relief.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN The borough of Green Bay was formed in 1838, and by the time of Wisconsin’s statehood in 1848, fur trading had given way to lumbering. In the 1920’s the city’s meat packing industry provided a name for a company sponsored “sandlot” football team. The Green Bay Packers soon became one of two charter teams of the National Football League. The Green Bay Packers have won more championships – thirteen – than any other team in NFL history. The oldest city in Wisconsin, Green Bay looks back proudly on its 350-year history. Their heritage and tradition, along with success on the gridiron, have brought invaluable name recognition to the Green Bay Area.

USS GREEN BAY (PG 101) PG 101 was built at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and was the first US Navy ship to bear the name, USS GREEN BAY. It was launched 14 June 1969, commissioned 5 December 1969 in Boston, MA, and was decommissioned 22 April 1977 at Little Creek, VA. The ship was transferred to Greece in 1989 and renamed Tolmi (P 230).


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USS Green Bay (LPD 20)

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