USS Kearsarge LHD-3 Patch – Plastic Backing
A squadron patch of the USS Kearsarge LHD-3 with plastic backing
USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) is the third Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy, named in honor of USS Kearsarge, a sloop-of-war that gained fame hunting Confederate raiders during the American Civil War. The sloop was named for Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire. She is the fifth ship to be so named as such, but fourth overall, as the third was renamed the Hornet (CV-12), after the first Hornet (CV-8) was sunk, and served during the remainder of World War II.