of Coat of Arms:
USS OGDEN is named for the city of Ogden, Utah. The principal elements
of the seal of the city of Ogden are a beehive mounted on a stand, and
a number of bees flying about the hive which is flanked by two flowers.
A circle encloses these elements on which "City of Ogden" is inscribed.
The ship's insignia utilizes these elements in a symbolic way to depict
The ship, like a beehive, is the center of activity and industry, a
self-contained and self- sufficient unit.
The flower in the ring encircling the elements of the insignia is taken
from the seal of the City of Ogden. It is used symbolically to
represent the ship's peaceful applications. Through the use of her
boats and helicopters, she is able to perform missions of mercy and aid
those in need. The bee on the opposite side of the circle is also taken
from the seal and represents the ship's ability to strike an opponent
swiftly when provoked.
The lightning bolt has long been symbolic of power and speed and
represents OGDEN's ability to bring her power to a precise point
quickly. It also shows OGDEN's air and surface capability facing the
opposing lightning bolt which serves to symbolize the U.S. Navy's
willingness to face great adversity.
The cross anchor and rifle represents the Navy-Marine Corps Team of
which OGDEN is proud to be a member.