badge, formation, American, US Navy unit ident mark USS Newport News
A dark blue embroidered shallow cotton arc incorporating a 0.2cm embroidered border. Upon the dark blue field is the title 'U.S.S. NEWPORT NEWS' in white embroidered plain letters.
The back has no backing.
This unit identification mark (UIM) was worn by petty officers and men of the US Navy at the top of the right sleeve their uniform jumpers.
USS Newport News (CA-148) was a Des Moines class heavy cruiser launched in March 1948 and decommissioned in June 1975.