VINTAGE ORIGINAL US NAVY U.S.S. RANGER CV-4 ENLISTED DONALD DUCK CAP SIZE 7 1/8.
No holes in the wool. There is a small hole and also a stain on the ribbon. The small hole is shown on picture 3. The U.S.S. Ranger is still easy to read the letters.
This has been in my collection for many years so, it does have dust on it. My collections are in rooms that do not get any outside light. Therefore, you won't find any fading with our hats and uniforms. Smoke free invironment. No cats and only a little Yorkie occasionally.
First authorized in 1852 the flat hat was eliminated on 1 April 1963. The original hats has unit names on the front of the ribbon band (tally). The unit name was dropped in 1941 for security reasons and the generic U.S. Navy was substituted for the unit name. The flat hat was issued to enlisted male recruits in boot camp up to early 1963.
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History of the U.S.S. Ranger from Wikipedia
Ranger was a relatively small ship, closer in size and displacement to the first US carrier—Langley—than later ships. An island superstructure was not included in the original design, but was added after completion. Deemed too slow for use with the Pacific Fleet's carrier task forces against Japan, the ship spent most of World War II in the Atlantic Ocean where the German fleet was a weaker opposition. Ranger saw combat in that theatre and provided air support for Operation Torch. In October 1943, she fought in Operation Leader, air attacks on German shipping off Norway. The ship was sold for scrap in 1947.