SHIELDPer chevron Azure (Dark Blue) and Sable, a chevronnel Or, issuant from base a demi-trident Argent (Silver Gray); on a chief Vert, the representation of the Texas State flag Proper.
From a wreath Or and Azure (Dark Blue), a laurel wreath Vert, between the wreath tips, three (3) mullets Argent (Silver Gray) in arc, surmounting the wreath the head of a Texas Longhorn cabossed of the first.
Behind the shield a United States Naval Officer's sword and Enlisted Chief Petty Officer's cutlass in saltire, points downward Proper. A scroll Argent edged Gules inscribed ?GRIT AND TENACITY' Azure (Dark Blue).
SHIELDDark blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the Navy, representing the sea and excellence. The dark blue background alludes to the seven seas and the theater of operations of the USS FORT WORTH. Black implies forcefulness. The chevron suggests the prow of the ship; the trident represents maritime authority and modern technology. The chevron and chevronnel relate to the multi-crew concept of the Littoral Combat Ship class and of the USS FORT WORTH. They also illustrate the ship's ability to reconfigure through mission modules designed to defeat the growing coastal threat, providing access and dominance that permits the USS FORT WORTH to sail in any waters worldwide. The trident symbolizes maritime authority. The green chief signifies the ship's control of its littoral missions. The LCS 3 is named for Forth Worth, Texas, the fifth largest city in Texas, represented by the Texas State flag.
The laurel wreath honors Fort Worth, Texas and their patriotic citizens for their continuing support of the uniformed military Services. The three stars indicate that the USS FORT WORTH is third in the littoral class of combat ships. The Texas longhorn symbolizes Fort Worth and its nickname, "Cowtown." The longhorn is placed on the laurel, honoring the patriotic citizens of Fort Worth for their continuing support and loyalty shown to the U.S. Armed Forces.
The crossed United States Naval Officer's sword and Enlisted Chief Petty Officer's cutlass symbolize teamwork and readiness, highlighting the experienced crew of the USS FORT WORTH.