Original WWII Naval Shore Patrol Master At Arms Collection
Original Items: Only One Set Available. Included in this WW2 set are the following items:
Wool multi piece construction armband. Very Good construction. Minor moth nips, complete with tie strings.
Vintage silver tone metal badge that reads MASTER AT ARMS, U.S.N. REC. STA. 33 BROOKLYN, N.Y. reverse has manufacturer name F.G CLOVER CO. NEW YORK, N.Y.
Vintage gold tone metal badge that reads U.S.S. WOODWORTH CHIEF MASTER AT ARMS reverse has manufacturer name F.G CLOVER CO. NEW YORK, N.Y.
Vintage gold tone metal badge that reads U.S.S. NEW KENT CHIEF MASTER AT ARMS reverse is marked with a patent number.
USS Woodworth (DD-460) was a Benson-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Commander Selim E. Woodworth. Woodworth was laid down on 30 April 1941 at San Francisco, California, by the Bethlehem Steel Company; launched on 29 November 1941; sponsored by Mrs. Selim E. Woodworth, niece and daughter-in-law of Commander Woodworth; and commissioned on 30 April 1942, Lieutenant Commander R. C. Webb, Jr., in command.
The carriers of Woodworth's task group launched an air strike on Okinawa on 10 October 1944, and the planes later raided Japanese installations at Aparri, northern Luzon. On 12 October, the first strikes on Formosa were launched. Woodworth was on a picket station 12 miles (19 km) east of the formation when she was attacked by Japanese torpedo planes at 1815. She fired at several planes but failed to score any hits. The ship sustained heavy weather damage and expended 160 rounds of 5-inch ammunition, 100 rounds of 40-millimeter, and 320 rounds of 20-millimeter. The following day, five Japanese twin-engine, land-based planes attacked the formation. Woodworth shot down one plane which crashed in flames after passing over the fantail. During the action, the cruiser Canberra was hit by a torpedo and sustained heavy damage. A third day of strikes against Formosa on 14 October summoned three waves of air attacks by the Japanese. Friendly fighters intercepted and repelled the first two strikes. The third wave consisted of eight or nine enemy aircraft; Woodworth claimed to have shot down three: "Two planes were seen to burst into flames. It was a pretty sight." All the planes destroyed were credited to the use of Mk 32 projectiles of which Woodworth used 75 percent. In this action, the light cruiser Houston was torpedoed and heavily damaged.
USS New Kent (APA-217) was a Haskell-class attack transport of the US Navy in World War II. She was of the VC2-S-AP5 Victory ship design type. She was named after New Kent County, Virginia.
After delivering her troops and cargo New Kent left Kwajalein on 10 February, arriving at Guadalcanal on 13 February. From this time until 15 March, the ship was engaged in combat loading troops and equipment of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division and in rehearsal exercises in the Guadalcanal-Russell Islands area preparing for the invasion of Okinawa.
On 15 March New Kent departed the Guadalcanal area, and after a short stop at Ulithi, arrived off the western beaches of Okinawa on the morning of L-Day, 1 April. Landing her troops that afternoon, New Kent sent a beach party ashore the next day and then remained in the transport area, subject to frequent enemy air attack, until departing in convoy for Pearl Harbor on 7 April. After stopping en route at Guam, the convoy reached Pearl Harbor on 23 April.
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