COAT OF ARMS
Or, a pale Azur (Dark Blue), the Green Bay City logo Proper all edged of the first; an a Chief wavy Vert the silhouette of the PG 101 Sable, fimbriated Or.
From a wreath Or and Azur (Dark Blue), a maple wreath Vert surmounted by an anchor of the first, the stock Gules charged with the Wisconsin State seal Proper.
A tripartite motto scroll Or doubled Vert inscribed “STATUM BELLO INVICTUS MANEO”, of the last.
A United States CPO saber and Marine NCO sword saltirewise points down proper.
Dark Blue and Gold, the colors traditionally associated with the Navy to represent the sea and excellence. The pale blue symbolizes the historic waterway of the Fox River, the entrance which leads to the City of Green Bay, the first settlement in Wisconsin. The Green Bay logo recalls the heritage and spirit of the city, which includes the city’s football team “The Green Bay Packers”. The chief signifies authority. The silhouette commemorates the previous ship, USS GREEN BAY (PG 101), which served as aggressor in fleet exercises, while serving in Guantanimo Bay, Cuba. The wavy division of the shield suggests the shoreline, combined with the pale alludes to the ship’s mission of amphibious transport of troops.
The maple wreath conveys success and achievement, signifying the state tree of Wisconsin, sugar maple. The anchor represents naval strength and maritime tradition. Red denotes sacrifice. The restock of the anchor exemplifies the Marine Corps, highlighting the Navy and Marine team. The state seal alludes to Wisconsin ’s industry and honors the state being the “Heart of America”.
The crossed naval and marine swords symbolize readiness and cooperation of the Navy-Marine war fighting team.
The motto “STATUM BELLO INVICTUS MANEO” translates to “STAND AND FIGHT, REMAIN UNVANQUISHED”.
Location: Long Beach, CA
Commissioned: 24 JAN 2009