GOBS TO GET RAKISH CAPS (Sep, 1933)

GOBS TO GET RAKISH CAPS

NO LONGER Will the broad, flat-topped caps of gobs be seen upon Uncle Sam’s war vessels. Under recent orders of the Navy Department, they are to be replaced by hats “of greater rake and flare,” which will be issued next month. The new style of headgear (top), is contrasted with the old in the accompanying photographs at left.

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  1. ganmerlad says: March 21, 20099:21 am

    Yes, you must tilt it at an angle or be out of uniform. “Sailor, you are NOT rakish enough. Run around the poop deck 50 times, and come back to me when you have the flare we are looking for in this man’s navy!!”

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