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Photo submitted by Ed Esberger's son Ed.


MOTTO:  Virtus Velox (latin for Power in Motion)
DEVICES:   Trident represents knowledge and roll of the high seas.
                       Anchor represents proficiency in ways of the seas.
                      Guns the weapons department.
                      Electrons the Operations Department.
                      Propeller the Engineering Department.
                      Keys the Supply Department.
                      Lightning represents a destroyer's instant readiness
                          and power; also indicates COLLETT's hull number.
                      Clock represents destroyer's continuous mobility and
COLORS:   Red,white, blue--loyalty to the United States.
                     Blue & Gold------loyalty to the U.S. Navy

This ship's insignia was created from ideas submitted by the officers and
enlisted crew of USS COLLETT, and was officially approved by Commander,
Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet on 3 March 1961.

(Submitted by Bob Kitt)