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SHIP'S CREST
USS HERMITAGE (LSD-34)


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THE SHIELD: The symbol of the defender.
THE PEGASUS: Signifies helicopter capabilities.
THE ALLIGATOR: The symbol of the ship's amphibious mission.
THE BATTLE AX: Symbolizes strength, force and might.
THE ANCHOR: Symbol of all naval forces.

SHIP'S NICK NAME: "STRIKE GATOR"

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