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SHIELD: The wavy bars refer to the Chesapeake Bay. The pile suggests the peninsula between Baltimore harbor and the mouth of the Patapsco River, a strategic location in defense of Baltimore. The fort on the pile denotes For McHenry ' s location on Whetstone Peninsula in the upper Chesa- peake Bay. The fort was named for James McHenry, Secretary of War under President Adams. The trefoil on the red cross symbolizes McHenry ' s immigration from Ireland to Philadelphia where he studied medicine and later volunteered as a surgeon during the Revolutionary War. The red cross, a symbol for medical establishments, also recalls the use of the fort as a military hospital during World War I. The colors blue and gold are traditionally associated with the Navy. CREST: The eagle, symbol of the United States, grasps a representation of the Hag that Hew over Fort McHenry in 1814 and was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key ' s Star Spangled Banner. The bomb stands for the bombardment of the fort by the British fleet. The eagle standing on the bomb holding the United States flag high indicates the fort ' s successful defense against the British. SEAL: The complete coat of arms in full color as in the blazon upon a white field enclosed by a blue oblong border arched at the top and in base, having an outer edge of gold continuous rope and inscribed USS FORT McHENRY at the top and LSD-43 in the base in gold letters. MOTTO: DOMUS FORTIUM (Home of the Brave)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Fort McHenrv history 3 James McHenr ; 4 Francis Scott Ke ; 5 Commissioning 8 9 Ship ' s Sponsor 10 Ship ' s Mission 11 Ship ' s Characteristics and History 14 Commanding Officer 15 Executive Officer 16 Command Master Chief 17 Deck department 19-26 Underway Replenishment 21 LCAC operations 24-25 Engineering Department 28-41 Sunda Straits 32 Ship ' s Birthdaij 42 Medical Dental departments 43-44 Navigation Administration departments 45-46 Operations department 47-53 Supply department 54-57 Stragglers 58 Wog " Queen " beauty contest 60-61 Shellback initiation 62-63 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit 66-67 Assault Craft Unit - 5 68-70 TACRON 12 71 Project Handclasp 72-73 Seattle 74-75 Vancouver 76 San Francisco 77 Flight Quarters 78-79 First Homecoming 80 Ports of Call 81-103 Philippines 82-84 Burma NEO 88 85 Thailand 86-89 Australia 90-93 Hong Kong 94-97 Korea 98-99 Japan 100-101 Hawaii 102-103 Girls Back Home 104-105 Tiger Cruise 106-107 Homecoming 110-111 Surface Warfare Officer Enlisted 114 Inspiratioiis 115 Plank Owners 116-119 Credits 120
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