USCGC Sitkinak (WPB 1329)
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Coat of Arms



Argent, above three bars wavy Azure, a life ring Proper enfiled by two lightning flashes in saltire Or, surmounted at their center by a compass rose Gules, all within a bordure of the second.


From a wreath Argent and Azure, stylized waves of the sea Proper parted by a fox mask Proper encircled by an arched chain of seventeen links Or.


A tripartite scroll Azure, doubled Gules, inscribed "ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH PERSVERANCE" Or.


The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a white circular field within a dark blue designation band, edged gold roped border and bearing the name "USCGC SITKINAK" at top and "WPB 1329" at base, all in gold.



Dark blue and white represent the ocean and ice which suggest the dual environments of Alaska and Florida. The life ring is symbolic of maritime search and rescue and reflects the crew's dedication to protect and serve the people of the United States. The crossed lightning bolts and compass rose reflect the island's role in LORAN navigation and safe navigation.


The stylized waves represent the varied weather hardships and other difficult life situations that are part of cutter life. The fox, known for its cunning nature and elusiveness, is an endangered species but is one of the largest animal populations on Sitkinak Island. The seventeen linked chain represents the number of crew members aboard the ship and how they are only as strong as their weakest link.

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