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Old United States Navy U.S.S. Gallery FFG-26 Advertising Pin Back Button
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Old United States Navy U.S.S. Gallery FFG-26 Advertising Pin Back Button
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The picture shows a view of this Old United States Navy U.S.S. Gallery FFG-26 Advertising Pin Back Button. The back is blank. The pinback button is not dated and the year that it was made is unknown. It was from some time between 1980 and 1996. It is imprinted in blue with a green background. The pin has a silhouette image of the ship and it is marked as follows:


The badge measures 2-1/2'' wide. It appears to be in excellent or better condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some information about the U.S.S. Gallery FFG-26:

U.S.S. Gallery (FFG-26)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Career (United States)
Name: U.S.S. Gallery (FFG-26)
Namesake: Philip D. Gallery
Ordered: 28 February 1977
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 17 May 1980
Launched: 20 December 1980
Acquired: 10 November 1981
Commissioned: 5 December 1981
Decommissioned: 14 June 1996
Struck: 14 June 1996
Homeport: Mayport, Florida (former)
Fate: transferred to Egyptian Navy, 25 September 1996

Career (Egypt)
Name: Taba (F916)
Acquired: 25 September 1996
Commissioned: 13 July 1997
Status: in active service, as of 2007
General characteristics
Class & type: Oliver Hazard Perry classfrigate
Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load
Length: 453 feet (138 m), overall
Beam: 45 feet (14 m)
Draft: 22 feet (6.7 m)
Propulsion: 2 General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000shp (31 MW) through a single shaft and variable pitch propeller, 2 Auxiliary Propulsion Units, 350hp (260 kW) retractable electric azimuth thrusters for maneuvering and docking.
Speed: over 29 knots (54 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots (9,300 km at 33 km/h)
Complement: 15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers
Sensors and processing systems: AN/SPS-49 air-search radar, AN/SPS-55 surface-search radar, CAS and STIR fire-control radar. AN/SQS-56 sonar, Electronic warfare & decoys: AN/SLQ-32
As built: 1 OTO Melara Mk75 76mm/62caliber naval gun, 2 Mk32 triple-tube (324mm) launchers for Mark 46 torpedoes, 1 Vulcan PhalanxCIWS; four.50 cal (12.7 mm) machineguns., 1 Mk 13 Mod 4 single-arm launcher for Harpoon anti-ship missiles and SM-1MRStandard anti-ship/air missiles (40round magazine)
Note: As of 2004, Mk 13 systems removed from all active US vessels of this class.
Aircraft carried: 2 SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters

The U.S.S. Gallery (FFG-26), eighteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for three brothers: Rear Admiral Daniel V. Gallery (1901 - 1977), Rear Admiral William O. Gallery (1904 - 1981), and Rear Admiral Philip D. Gallery (1907 - 1973). Ordered from Bath Iron Works on 28 February 1977 as part of the FY77 program, Gallery was laid down on 17 May 1980, launched on 20 December 1980, and commissioned on 5 December 1981. Decommissioned and stricken on 14 June 1996, she was transferred to Egypt on 25 September 1996 as Taba (F916). As of 2007, she remained in active service with the Egyptian Navy. The Gallery (FFG-26) was the first ship of that name in the U.S. Navy.

The colors green and gold, and the rampant lions have been adapted from a personal device of the Gallery family. The lions, symbolic of courage and strength, face in different directions indicating that the brothers for whom this ship is named, served in both theaters of operation during World War II. The star alludes to their many awards, and denote excellence and achievement. The crossed swords, adapted from the Officer and Enlisted badges, allude to Naval Combat Operations.

Blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the Navy. The upraised arm in green and gold is an adaptation from the Gallery family device. The collared and chained sea-wolf symbolizes the only capture of a U-boat from the German wolf-packs during World War II. The crest also symbolizes the curbing and destruction of the enemy sub activities in the Pacific theatre.

Motto: Manu Forti ''With a Strong Hand''

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