Dark blue and gold are the colors
traditionally used by the Navy and reflect the sea and excellence. The
mission of minehunting is symbolized by the horned contact mine and the
tridents represent the two previous ships to bear the name CORMORANT.
World War II battle service of the first CORMORANT included
participation in the 1944 invasion of Normandy, France. The anchor
refers to the allied fleet waiting to cross the English Channel and the
Star recalls the battle star received for World War II service. The
light and dark blue waves denote CORMORANT's capabilities to operate in
coastal and deep waters. The red bordure represents containment of the
threat of mines and underwater hazards to shipping. Red is the color of
courage, valor, zeal, and sacrifice.
The Crest: The cormorant, namesake
of the ship
and known for extraordinary skill in pursuit of it's quarry even at
great depths, emphasizes the significant hunting capabilities of
CORMORANT. It's stance and attitude denote alertness and readiness.
Motto: "THE ONE TO FOLLOW" expresses
and determination of each crewmember to do thier utmost in carrying out
CORMORANT's primary mission to keep safe the oceans of the world. The
Crewmembers of CORMORANT commited to clearing paths so others can
"FOLLOW" us to safe waters.