Harbor Defenses of New Bedford, US Army

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HARBOR DEFENSES OF NEW BEDFORD, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Harbor Defenses of New Bedford, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Gules, an arm embowed brandishing a harpoon proper.

Origin/meaning

The Arms brandishing a harpoon alludes to the city of New Bedford which since its earliest times has been know as the "Whaling City".

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Literature: Coast Artillery Journal Vol 68 (Feb 1928)