Navy Destroyer Pirate Flag Homecoming : The USS Carl M. Levin, a US Navy ship that shoots missiles, gained attention when it parked at Pearl Harbor recently. On its mast was a pirate flag. Damage Controlman 3rd Class Hector Mendoza made the flag. It features images of a phoenix, a Kraken, and a pirate ship. Navy and crew say the flag means the ship is strong and ready to fight. The ship was named after a Michigan senator who cared about the navy. It was deployed on June 24 in Baltimore.
Mendoza says the flag depicts a sea monster breaking a pirate ship and a phoenix rising. Ensign Dudaryk, speaking on behalf of Levin, told Military.com that the phoenix symbolizes resilience in difficult times. Mendoza wanted to create a standout flag that showcased the ship’s toughness. “When I talk about my Navy job, sailing on the ocean, I enjoy the traditions and stories,” Mendoza said.
Mendoza mentioned sailors sending in ideas for battle flags, but none captured the essence. He said the other soldiers’ flag ideas were different from what he expected. I wanted to create a visible war flag.The USS Carl M. Levin was built on June 24 in Baltimore. It’s an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, a type of ship. It’s named after Carl M. Levin, a deceased Michigan senator. He excelled in the army. The boat displayed its flag for the first time at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on August 7. Flags have long been used in military history. They send notes, show loyalty, and identify ship members. The USS Carl M. Levin’s flag has a cool design incorporating myths and historical elements, making it meaningful and visually appealing to the crew.