USS CARNEY


Crest
USS Carney Crest SHIELD:

Dark blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the Navy because these hues recall both the sea and excellence. The gold cross suggests the Navy Cross, one of the many decorations awarded to Admiral Carney for operations against the enemy Japanese during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, from October 23-26, 1944. "(He) rendered invaluable assistance in formulating the plans for a series of combat operations in which task forces of the Third Fleet engaged capital ships of the Japanese fleet, waging devastating attacks on major Japanese combatant and carrier task forces in the vicinity of Mindora, the Sulu Sea, and areas northeast of Luzon and off the central Philippines..." The helmet is symbolic of ancestral Viking and Celtic ferocity in combat. The four stars honor Admiral Carney's four Distinguishing Service Medals.

CREST: The two spears form a "V" alluding to Admiral Carney's Legion of Merit with a "V" (Combat Distinguishing Device) for exceptionally meritorious conduct in action against Japanese forces from March 05-06, 1943 and the Bronze Star Medal with combat "V" for operations in the Solomons area on the night of July 29, 1943. The three spears represent submarine, surface, and air warfare. The anchors are reminiscent of Maritime tradition, United States naval strength, sea powers and excellence of achievement.
SEAL: The coat of arms is in full color as the blazon, all upon a white background enclosed within a dark blue oval border edged on the outside with gold rope and bearing the inscription "USS CARNEY" at the top and "DDG 64" at the base written in gold.