This particular 'Patch' was displayed by some SCTC sailors. Now the Navy never authorized this patch to be worn and they [the Navy] got a tad tough on this issue. If they were found to be wearing it they were considered out of uniform and subject to discipline.
Actually the sailors that attempted to wear the patch was somewhat of a "Navy within a Navy". They were made up of a small group of warships that was essentially designed to hunt U-boats.....as well as provide ocean escorts to our amphibious fleets.
This was a very unique group of men who served in the "Donald Duck Navy"....fairly rugged in every manner of speaking.
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