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Some nice deck jacket pics from ww2

dinomartino1

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These are from the first US navy ships that escorted a convoy to Britain.
Londonderry N.Ireland Jan. 1942.


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An American sentry in a US destroyer with his unusual headgear which is part of the winter clothing provided.
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American sailors on board a US destroyer sporting various beards and moustaches. "Pappy" Burns (right) the ship's store and Lon Howser, Seaman 2nd Class.

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American sailors on board a US destroyer sporting various beards and moustaches. Two types of beard being worn on the American destroyer.
 
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dinomartino1

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Types of uniform worn by American sailors. Left to right: Shore-going uniform, oilskin for use on board, another view of a shore-going uniform, and (right) working kit
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An American sailor dressed in the cold weather clothing provided by the US Navy. The kit encloses the sailor from head to feet. Goggles are even provided to cover the eyes.

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American sailors on board a US destroyer sporting various beards and moustaches. "Buck" Frank Bukovic has a very smart beard, the "Pride of the Ship". He was a dance band musician before joining up.
 

dinomartino1

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Some of the ship's company of an American destroyer making a rescue net. This is thrown over the ship's side to assist in picking up survivors of ships during rescue wor
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American sailors on board a US destroyer sporting various beards and moustaches. Phil Alicki, gunner's mate
No deck jacket but a great photo
 

asiamiles

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The original Billy Childish!:D

I wonder if that's the special winter version of the Deck Jacket, as looking at the bit of lining that's visible it looks like it might be alpaca rather than the regular blanket?
 
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