|1. USS Bainbridge jacket patch, c. 1962|
According to the Naval History and Heritage Command, the emblem was primarily designed by EMC Douglas A. Hale, USN. It combines symbolism of the new Bainbridge's nuclear power plant with the figure of a sailing frigate and the motto: Mobility, Endurance, and Versatility.
See more images of the ship at the Naval History and Heritage Command's Online Library of Selected Images.
The patch was donated to the museum by Rear Admiral Joseph H. Wellings who served as the Commandant of the First Naval District (Boston) during the Bainbridge's launching. The artifact is part of a large collection relating to Wellings' career that includes the wrist watch he wore during World War II.
Gift of Rear Admiral Joseph H. Wellings, USN Ac. No. 1980.23.11
Image courtesy of the Naval War College Museum