Spent 8 weeks in the Brooklyn Ship Yards in the winter if ‘58-’59. Had to wear the old flathat ( Donald Duck hat). Everybody pissed and moaned trying to find theirs at the bottom of their seabags. But at the end of the 8 weeks when we went back to NORVA, nobody wanted to go back the the friggin’ beanie (dixie cup),
Holy Crap! I was born that spring.
Generations of sailors hated that stupid hat!
I dumped all those stupid hats ages ago.
And most of the uniforms.
I kept a summer and winter set of crackerjacks and all of my Submarine “poopy suits”
Those coveralls are actually useful.
Any old Texas farmer could tell you, that they have room for tools, smokes, a flashlight and a zippo lighter.
To bad we could only wear them on the sub pier or underway.
All the uniforms the Navy had were worthless from a practical working standpoint.
Even the dungaree working uniform was worthless.