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USS Milwaukee (LCS 5)
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The Crest


  • The colors dark blue and gold are traditionally associated with the Navy and are prominently displayed throughout the seal.
  • Light blue represents the waters of Lake Michigan where the City of Milwaukee is located. 
  • The lightning bolts highlight the ship’s high speed capability and state of the art electronics. 
  • The anchor has a gear wheel hub which is taken from the City of Milwaukee flag and has five exposed notches to indicate that this is the fifth naval vessel named after the city.


  • The landmark Milwaukee Art Museum is familiar to the area skyline and is a symbol of the City’s future. 
  • The wheat stalks denote the growth and vitality of the City of Milwaukee.


  • The crossed sword and cutlass symbolize the teamwork and cooporation demonstrated by the war team of USS Milwaukee


  • Blue is the color signifying devotion to duty. The motto “STRENGTH” and “FREEDOM” emphasizes that devotion and the spirit of the City of Milwaukee. The five stars denote that this is the fifth ship in the LCS class.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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