USS DRUM - Ships Patch
The ships patch was designed to join the old and the new DRUM. The 12 stars represent the 12 battle stars earned by the first DRUM. The arrangement of the stars, 2 2 8 signify the old DRUM hull number. The 13 vertical white stripes represent the 13 war patrols of the original DRUM. The black submarine silhouette depicts a nuclear sub representing the new DRUM.
The silver dolphins represent the enlisted crews of both subs, while the gold border and lettering the officers.
The "UNBEATABLE" is a paraphrase of the slogan used by the crew of the first DRUM, "The DRUM can't be beat."
Revised: February 18, 2018