USS Jackson
"To the Victors, the Spoils"
Ship Crest


On a dark blue, a dark blue elongated reversed pentagon shape, illustrating a green map representation of Mississippi, superimposed with a white cross throughout bearing in the center a blue disc edged and charged with a star, all yellow, surmounted below and upon the map and cross, two dueling pistols Proper, diagonally crossed at the barrels, pointed upward; all within a silver border.

Resting at the top the pentagon, dark blue stylized ocean waves edged white behind an U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer’s cutlass and U.S. Naval Officer’s sword Proper, crossed at blades, points downward. Overall the prow of the new USS JACKSON Proper, displaying the United States flag, plowing through ocean waves. The ends of the waves' position at the top and the pentagon base resting on a yellow bi-parted scroll, inscribed in Latin "VICTORIBUS SPOLIA," which translates to "To the Victors the Spoils" in dark blue. All surmounting a white oval, edged with a gold roped border and bearing the name "USS JACKSON" at top and "LCS 6" at base, in dark blue letters.


Dark blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the Navy, representing the sea and excellence. The elongated pentagon shape denotes protection to the nation. Green refers to hope for all MIA and POWs. The landmass represents the State of Mississippi and displays the cross, disc and star of the flag of its capital city Jackson. Jackson Mississippi, the namesake of LCS 6, was named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. The dueling pistols allude to the historic duel between President Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickinson and illustrate the rapid firepower capability of the ship. The silver border signifies the magnification of the ship’s network, agility and stealthy surface combatant capability to defeat anti-access and asymmetric threats in the littorals.

The crossed U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer’s cutlass and U.S. Navy Officer’s sword represent cooperation and teamwork among the crew. The ship image symbolizes the USS JACKSON as it plows through the waves, denoting its speed, flexible mission, modular space and shallow draft.

The motto “VICTORIBUS SPOLIA” as translated to “To the Victors, the Spoils,” a term derived during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson, reforming the government system to support his goals for the nation.


The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a light blue oval, signifying the Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi, edged blue dark blue surmounting a white oval, edged with a gold roped border and bearing the name "USS JACKSON" at top and "LCS 6" at base, in dark blue letters.

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