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Buzz Rickson 'U.S.N SEABEES' Stamped Watch Cap

The U.S Navy watch cap was issued from the 1930's through to the 50's, though a similar hat is still offer to this day. The unique construction and weave of the cap makes it extremely comfortable to wear, and the tightly woven worsted wool soft against the skin. Issued to every sailor to ward off the extreme cold aboard ship, the watch cap takes it's name from being worn in the exposed and lonely positions of the 'watch'. 

Made to the exact pattern as originals, in the same narrowly woven worsted wool, this caps a perfect replicas of a timeless cap, right down to the  quatermaster Naval Clothing Factory label for; Name and Service No. with added 'Seabee's' stamp.

The Seabees are the engineering and construction battalion of the U. S Navy, established in 1941 by Rear Admiral Ben Moreell, he understood the need for  a quickly established infrastructure and stronghold after invasion, especially throughout the small islands of the Pacific, recruiting men from the Civilian Conservation Corps and civilians with a specific trade, their motto "We build, we fight" the Seabees built and fought  on 6 continents, and more than 300 islands  throughout WWII, rebuilding the damaged and destroyed infrastructures such as runways, roads, bridges and the like

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