The First Class Petty Officers aboard the USS Fort McHenry LSD-43 and their FCPOA requested to have their FCPOA shirts created and wanted a design that suggested a variety of things with respect to their attitudes, opinions, rank and responsibilities of being a 1st Class Petty Petty Officer on board a US Navy warship, the USS fort McHenry LSD-43.
The design created for them represents a naval character, a fierce alligator representing the amphibious nature of this powerful warship with strong limbs, a First Class Crow and topping it off a cob pipe. The crow is symbolic of the rank of the 1st Classes and suggests the power and responsibility this rank has as an integral part of the US Navy rank structure.
a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was named for Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, the 1814 defense of which inspired The Star-Spangled Banner.
USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) was laid down on 10 June 1983 by Lockheed Shipbuilding in Seattle, Washington. She was launched on 1 February 1986 (sponsored by The Honorable Helen D. Bentley), and commissioned on 8 August 1987 in Seattle, Commander George S. "Dusty" Rhodes in command.
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