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SHIELD – Gyronny of six Gules and Argent, between two buffalo skulls respectant of the second, an anchor Gris, the stock banded of the second and charged at fess point with a Zua Sun symbol Azure, radiated of the second; all within a narrow bordure of the third.
CREST – On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a buffalo skull of the first detailed Sable armed Gris with a tattoo surrounding the dexter eye opening of the second, between on the dexter side, a spray of wheat and on the sinister side, three feathers Proper, tips tied off with a bead of the second.
MOTTO – On a tri-partite scroll Sable, turned Gules, the inscription “KEEPER OF THE SEAS” in Gold letters.
SHIELD – The partition of field of the shield (Gyronny) and the Zia Sun are properties from the flag of the City of Wichita.  The anchor is the principal element of the design, symbolizing the United States Navy.  The buffalo skulls call to mind the Native American Wichita (Quivira) tribe that hunted buffalo throughout Kansas and also commemorate the name “WICHITA.”
CREST – The torse or wreath take the first metal and color from the shield.  The buffalo skull is symbolic of the Wichita Native Americans who were known to display tattoos with solid and dotted lines and circles.  In tandem with the two other buffalo skulls, the represent LCS 13 as the third commissioned U.S. Navy ship to bear the name and pay homage to the City of Wichita.  The wheat stalks depict the main crop of Kansas and the vigor of the City and its residents.  The feathers represent Wichita’s long history and rich heritage of Native American tribes.
SEAL – The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a white oval disc within a dark blue designation band, edged with a gold roped border and bearing the name “USS WICHITA” at the top and “LCS 13” at the base.  |  |  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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