WW11 US Navy Junior Officer’s Visor Hat

WW11 US Navy Junior Officer's Visor Hat (named)

WW11 US Navy Junior Officer’s Visor Hat


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WW11 US Navy Junior Officer’s Visor Hat (named)

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WW11 US Navy Junior Officer’s Visor Hat (named)

Nice condition US Navy junior officer’s visor hat , Garbadine top , early WW2, named to a E.W.Melville Lt (j.g) U.S.N.R. Naval Gun Factory, Washington , D.C..   Hat is fully buttoned and badged.   ALCO Brand to the lining band.

All hats are from anew private collection.

The uniforms of the United States Navy include dress uniforms, daily service uniforms, working uniforms, and uniforms for special situations, which have varied throughout the history of the navy. For simplicity in this article, officers refers to both commissioned officers and warrant officers.

Officers and chief petty officers
Service Dress Blue

The Service Dress Blue (SDB) uniform consists of a dark navy blue suit coat and trousers (or optional skirt for women) that are nearly black in color, a white shirt, and a black four-in-hand necktie for men or a neck tab for women. The material is generally wool or a wool blend, depending on the vendor. The men’s jacket is double-breasted with six gold-colored buttons, and the women’s jacket single breasted with a single row of four gold-colored buttons. Rank insignia are gold sleeve stripes for commissioned officers, while rating badges and service stripes are worn on the left sleeve by chief petty officers (CPOs). The prescribed headgear is a white combination cap, although a navy blue garrison cap is optional in some situations when the jacket is not worn, unless stated otherwise by the prescribing authority. Beginning in 2016, the Navy began phasing out the distinct female combination cap and now prescribes a cover similar to the male version for female officers and CPOs; the prior female versions were authorized for wear until October 2018.[1] Commissioned and warrant officers above grade W-2 wear a cap badge of the U.S. shield and eagle in silver upon gold crossed anchors, warrant officers at grade W-1 a pair of crossed anchors, while CPOs wear a single fouled anchor. The combination cover’s chinstrap is gold for commissioned and warrant officers, narrower gold for midshipmen and warrant officers 1, and black for CPOs. Females typically wear beltless slacks with the SDB, although since January 2017, belted slacks can be worn as an alternative.[2]

Service Dress White

A lieutenant models the Service Dress White uniform (2015)
The Service Dress White uniform was different for men and women until 2017. Men wear a high stand-collared white tunic, with shoulder boards for officers or metal anchor collar devices for CPOs, white trousers, and white shoes. This uniform is informally called “chokers” due to the standing collar. The material, formerly cotton, today is a weave of polyester known as “Certified Navy Twill”. The white combination cap is the prescribed headgear.[3]

Women previously wore a uniform similar to the Service Dress Blue uniform but with a white coat and skirt or trousers. Officer’s rank insignia consisted of lacing on the sleeves in the same manner as on the blue uniform, while CPOs wore rank insignia pins on the lapels of the jacket. However, women’s uniforms were changed to resemble men’s uniforms: female officers and CPOs began wearing stand-collared tunics similar to the male uniform in early 2017, with full replacement of the old-style uniform by the end of January 2020.[4]


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