USS Chancellorsville (CG 62)
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Coat of Arms



Quarterly per fess embattled Azure (Dark Blue) and Argent (Silver Gray), in chief a Civil War bugle horn, bell to sinister and an inverted wreath Or, overall a sword palewise blade Argent hilt Or with grip Gules, all within a border of the like.


On a wreath Or and Azure in front of a demi-octagon shape Gray a demi-trident Or; overall a Civil War cannon and a stack of cannon balls in silhouette Sable.


On a scroll Argent edged Gules and doubled Azure, the inscription "PRESS ON" in letters of the second.


The coat of arms as blazoned in full color upon a white oval enclosed by a blue collar edged on the outside with gold rope and bearing the inscription "USS CHANCELLORSVILLE" above and "CG 62" below in gold letters.



Dark blue and gold are the traditional Navy colors. The dark blue and gray refer to the colors of the Union and Confederate Armies. The predominant gray refers to Lee's spectacular military strategies and his dominance in the Battle of Chancellorsville. The battle, a victory for Lee, was bought at a heavy cost due to the mortal wounding of General Stonewall Jackson. The inverted wreath commemorates Jackson's death. The embattled division and separation of the Union and Confederate colors represent the country divided. The battlements, which resemble a stone wall, allude both to Stonewall Jackson and the fortress-like quality of an Aegis ship. The border-red for valor and the blood shed-symbolizes the Union's attempt to keep the country unified. The sword stands for combat readiness, and its upright position emphasizes the vertical launch capabilities of USS CHANCELLORSVILLE. The bugle horn, adapted from Civil War insignia, calls the fighting men to "press on." (The motto echoes the favorite words of General Jackson.)


The trident is symbolic of sea power. Its three tines represent USS CHANCELLORSVILLE's anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare capabilities. The Aegis shape and Civil War cannon embody new and old weaponry.

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