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United States merchant marine cap as worn on Liberty ships during WWII

Date: 1939-1945
Overall: 120 x 300 mm
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Cap
Object No: 00003899

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    Adjustable cadet or engineers khaki coloured cap from World War II merchant marine. Similar to that worn by the crew of the US Liberty ship SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN.
    HistoryThe Liberty ship was a class of cargo ship built in the United States during World War II to replace losses in the British merchant marine due to German U-Boats. The ships were mass produced and were purchased both for the US fleet and lend-lease deliveries of war materiel to Great Britain and the Soviet Union.

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