Wonderful HUGE Ca 1960 USS Conquest MSO 488 "Checkmates"Japanese Hand Embroidered Jacket Patch
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Wonderful HUGE Ca 1960 USS Conquest MSO 488 "Checkmates"Japanese Hand Embroidered Jacket Patch

Code: usnsu60488mso

$135.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT:

This is a Wonderful HUGE Ca 1960 USS Conquest MSO 488 "Checkmates"Japanese Hand Embroidered Jacket Patch. Stunning Condition!!
USS Conquest (MSO-488) was an Aggressive-class minesweeper in the United States Navy.

One of a new type of non-magnetic minesweepers, Conquest remained operating out of Long Beach, California on trials and training until 2 October 1956. She sailed to Acapulco, Mexico, for a good will visit from 10 to 14 October, then returned to Long Beach to prepare for her first tour of duty in the Far East. Sailing 4 March 1957, Conquest visited Chinhae, South Korea, and Kaohsiung, Formosa for operations with the Republic of China Navy; Hong Kong, and various ports in Japan before returning to Long Beach on 13 September 1957 for overhaul. During 1958 she operated locally out of Long Beach and conducted a series of minesweeping exercises at Esquimalt, Nootka Sound, and Vancouver, British Columbia, from 6 October to 19 November. Between 17 August 1959 and 13 March 1960, she again served in the Far East, returning to local operations through June 1960.

VINTAGE: Circa 1960's.

SIZE: Approximately 6-1/8" x 4-3/8"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Fully embroidered in cotton/silk threads.

ATTACHMENT: None

MARKINGS: N/A

ITEM NOTES:  This is from a United States Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MDEX18 LACEX07/02/19

CONDITION: 9+ (Excellent - Mint): The Patch is Stunning  excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.