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3 October 2022
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Tartan Details - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "U.S. Merchant Marine Academy" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 7749
STWR ref: none
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: Not Specified
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Corporate
Registration notes: Designed by Michael Miller of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York State. The tartan comprises four colors, each with special significance to the Academy. The tartan's primary fields are the Academy's school colors, in shades of Ocean Blue and Haze Grey. The intervening squares of the pattern take on a blue-grey tone, suggesting the storm clouds of World War II, when the Academy was born. Crossing the grey are bands of maroon, representing the Battle Standard (battle flag) and the valor and sacrifice of "The 142" - . 142 Midshipmen who perished during World War II, the only federal academy to send its students into battle. The US Merchant Marine Academy is the only federal academy entitled to display a battle standard, which signifies duty in war. The primary color of the Academy's battle standard is maroon. Gold is also present, representing Officers or military. Woven sample from Strathmore.
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