SS-481 - First Crew Insignia
USS REQUIN (SS-481/SSR-481) - Crew Insignia
1960s Crew Patch

The insignia on the left is the first crew insignia for REQUIN, as designed by the Walt Disney Studios. The insignia on the right is a reproduction of an original crew patch.

 

Disney requin insignia
   

When REQUIN was officially designated as SSR-481 in 1948, the crew insignia was changed to reflect REQUIN's new mission. The patch illustrated below is based on a reproduction of an original version. This insignia was also produced in a large 9-inch jacket-back version as well.

 

Radar Picket insignia
 
In August of 1959, when REQUIN was redesignated SS-481, a new design for REQUIN's crew insignia was needed. The design on the bottom left was submitted, but came back looking like the version on the bottom right. The right-hand insignia is based on a reproduction of an original version.

 



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