Board of Admiralty Seal – Navy Insignia

Board of Admiralty Seal – Navy Insignia

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The military insignia of the United States Navy is rich with history. The first “Navy” seal was adopted by the Continental Congress on 4 May 1780.

Board of Admiralty Seal

Board of Admiralty Seal

Board of Admiralty Seal – is based on information found in Rough Journals of the Continental Congress. This representation was prepared at the request of the Secretary of the Navy for President John F. Kennedy. The seal is on a circular background, with a three masted square rigged ship underway, supported by a stylized sea scroll, over an inclined anchor.¬† Below the anchor is a scroll with the Latin words SUSTENTANS ET SUSTENTATUM, which means¬† “sustaining and having sustained,” or “upholding and having upheld.” The inscription around the edge is USA SIGIL. NAVAL at the top and thirteen stars around the bottom.

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