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

Date: 1939-1945
Overall: 120 x 250 mm
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Cap
Object No: 00003900

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    Adjustable khaki cadet or engineer's cap from WWII merchant marine, in the style of those that would have been worn by the crew of the 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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