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DDG-87 USS MASON Navy Guided Missiles Destroyer Military Patch PROUDLY WE SERVE

 USS MASON
GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
"DDG 87"
PROUDLY WE SERVE
Military Patch

USS Mason (DDG-87) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. Homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, the USS Mason is the 37th Arleigh Burke class destroyer and the ninth of the Flight IIA variant. She was commissioned in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in April 2003. Her first captain was Commander David Gale. This is the third ship with the name USS Mason. The first Mason (DD-191), in service from 1920 to 1941, was named for John Young Mason, well known for his service as the Secretary of teh Navy for two American Presidents. The second Mason (DE-529) was named for Ensign Newton Henry Mason, a Naval Aviator who was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. This ship is named for the crew of the second Mason (DE-529) as this was the first ship in the US Navy with this distinction of a predominantly black crew.   


SIZE:  5"  X  4"