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REGULATIONS GOVERNING
THE
UNIFORM
OF
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, WARRANT OFFICERS
AND
ENLISTED MEN
OF THE
NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES
1905

 

CONTENTS.

Page

Part I. - Navy regulations relating to uniforms...............................7
Part II - OFFICERS' UNIFORMS.
     Section 1. General regulations for officers' uniforms......................11
     Section 2. Uniforms appropriate for ceremonious and other occasions...... 15
     Section 3. Description of garments and equipments .. ....................21
Part III.- ENLISTED MIEN'S UNIFORMS.
     Section 4.  General regulations for enlisted men's uniforms................ 35
                        Descriptions of articles of enlisted men's uniforms.............. 40
                        Clothing lists.............................................. 53

 LIST OF PLATES.

OFFICERS.

I, II................ Special Full dress.
III................. Full dress.
IV................. Dress.
V................. Undress-A.
VI................. Service dress.
VII ............... White service dress.
VIII............... Evening dress-A and B.
IX................. Mess dress and “Uniform C.”
X ................. Overcoat. Cloak.
XI ................ Cocked hats, caps, and helmet. 
XII................ Epaulets.
XIII, XIV...... .... Shoulder marks, shoulder knot, and shoulder strap.
XV, XVI ....... ... Collar devices.    Buttons.
XVII .............. Sword, scabbard, undress belt, sword knot.
XVIII.............. Full-dress belts.
XIX .............. Mountings for full-dress belt.

 ENLISTED MEN.

 XX...............Blue dress.
XXI ...............White dress.
XXII...............White working dress.
XXIII..............Bandsmen's uniforms.
XXIV..............Dungarees.   Jersey.
XXV, XXVI ........ Overcoats.
XXVII..............Rain clothes.
XVIII...............Caps. White hat     Helmet.
XXIX..............Rating badges for blue clothing.
XXX................ Specialty marks on rating badges.
XXXI..............Distinguishing marks.
XXXII..............Bandmaster's equipments.
 


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PART III.-ENLISTED MEN'S UNIFORM.

Section 4.-GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR ENLISTED MEWS UNIFORMS

l.  The naval uniform shall be worn by all enlisted men of the Navy when attached to vessels belonging to or employed by the Government and when serving at navy yards or stations.

2.  The particular dress for the day shall be fixed by the senior officer present, with due regard to the duty to be performed and the state of the weather.

3.  In orders prescribing the uniform to be worn, the designations (1) blue dress, (2) blue undress, (3) white dress, (4) white undress, (5) blue working dress, and (6) white working dress shall be used.

4.  Shoes neatly blacked shall always be worn with dress and undress, except that, with the latter, when decks are wet, or in hot climates, shoes may be dispensed with on board ship.

5.  Knife lanyards shall be worn by all men of the seaman branch, except chief petty officers.

6.  Dungarees may be worn on board cruising ships­
(a)  By the engineer force while on duty in the engine and firerooms;
(b) By the gunner's gang and mechanics, only when engaged below at work that would damage the ordinary uniform;
(c)  Men wearing dungarees shall not appear on deck.
Torpedo vessels' crews shall wear dungaree suits at all times, except when dress uniform is required.

7.  The jersey may be worn as an outer garment from sunset until 8 a. m., either in place of the overshirt or jumper or over the overshirt. During the day the jersey may be prescribed as an outer garment for drills, exercises, or working parties, on board ship, in boats, or on shore at a navy-yard or naval station, to be worn in place of or over the overshirt or jumper. The jersey may be worn under the overshirt only when prescribed. It shall never be worn without an undershirt.

8.  Overcoats may be worn with any of the prescribed uniforms in cold weather.

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9.  Rain clothes and rubber boots may be worn by all men belonging to the deck watches or boats' crews when exposed to inclement weather.

10.  Chief petty officers may take off the coat and waistcoat when on duty below the spar deck in warm weather.

11.  The watch cap may be worn at sea. It shall not be worn during the day watches in port except under special circumstances, such as foul or severe weather, cleaning, refitting, and coaling ship, and then only by permission of the senior officer present.  It shall not be worn by chief petty officers, stewards, officers' cooks, or bandsmen.

12.  White head gear shall be worn when white is prescribed for any other portion of the uniform.

13.  Underclothing shall always be worn.

14.  The hair and beard shall be worn neatly trimmed. If no beard or mustache is worn, the face shall be kept clean shaved.  No eccentricities in the manner of wearing the hair and beard shall be allowed.

15.  The haversack is to be worn in rear of the left hip and the canteen in rear of right hip, with cartridge belt over both haversack slings and the rear sling of the canteen.

16.  Leggings shall be worn, with any form of dress, when underarms for infantry or artillery drill or for duty with a landing party.

17.  Overshirts, jumpers, trousers, and underclothes shall be fitted with eyelets for stops.

18.  No transfer or exchange of clothing shall be made without the authority of the commanding officer. When clothing belonging to deserters is sold the name of the deserter shall be obliterated by the  master at arms with a stamp marked " D. C.," and the purchaser's name shall be placed upon it as soon as possible.

19.  Clothes made by the men for themselves shall conform strictly in material, pattern, and making-up to those issued by the paymaster, and no devices for chief petty officers' caps, rating badges, distinguish­ing marks, apprentice marks, continuous-service stripes, braids, or cap ribbons, other than those issued by the paymaster, are to be used by enlisted men under any circumstances. Fancy and embroidered stitchings are forbidden.

20. Commissary stewards shall wear the same uniform as chief commissary stewards, except that the rating badge shall bear the chevrons of a petty officer, first class, instead of a chief petty officer.

21. Officers' cooks at work at the galley shall wear cooks' white caps and white aprons.

22. Enlisted men to whom medals have been awarded shall wear them with dress uniform. The medal shall be worn attached to its ribbon, the upper edge of the ribbon to be in a horizontal line, on the left breast of the outer garment, 1 inch below the shoulder, the medal of honor to be placed farthest from the shoulder; the others in the


     

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order, from right to left, of occurrence of the occasions which they commemorate.

23. A sick-list badge, an arm band of white cotton, 2 inches wide, shall be issued by the medical officer to each enlisted man on the sick list, to be worn on the right arm above the elbow. The badge shall be distinctly marked in black block figures, and the number shall be entered upon the sick list furnished for the use of the officer of the deck. When a man's name is removed from the sick list he shall return his badge, neatly washed, to the surgeon.

24. The Geneva cross brassard, when circumstances require the observance of the agreement in regard to wearing it, shall consist of a band of white cotton, to be fastened around the upper part of the right arm, over the outer garment. Upon the band shall be painted or stitched a red Geneva cross. The band shall be 4 inches wide, the cross 3 inches in height and width, and the arms of the cross I inch wide.

25. Standard samples of every article mentioned in these regula­tions shall be kept at the Naval Clothing Factory. The articles issued to ships shall conform in every respect to the standard samples, and no change shall be permitted without the sanction of the Secretary of the Navy. Pay officers of ships will be supplied with a set of paper patterns of sizes 3 and 5 of the overshirt, and 4, 8, and 12 of the trousers, for the use of enlisted men in making clothing.

26. Copies of these regulations shall be posted in places where they may be consulted at all times by enlisted men.

 DRESS.  (Pls. XX, XXI, XXIII.)

 To be worn on all occasions of ceremony.
For chief petty officers, except bandmasters, sand for stewards and n officers' cooks:

     BLUE DRESS (Pl. XX
                Blue cloth coat.
                Blue cloth trousers.
                Blue cap.
                Blue waistcoat.
                White shirt.
                White collar and cuffs, and
                Black cravat.
      
 WHITE DRESS (Pl. XXI)
                White coat.
                White trousers.
                White cap.
                White shirt.
                White collar, and
                Black cravat.
 


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For banasmmen:
     BLUE DRESS (Pl. XXIII)
                Full-dress coat.
                Blue trousers.
                Helmet.
                White standing collar.
                Belt,
                Gloves (and for bandmaster, a sword).
     WHITE DRESS
                Same as blue dress, but with white trousers.
For all other enlisted men:
     BLUE DRESS (Pl. XX)
                Blue overshirt.
                Blue cloth trousers.
                Blue cap.
                Neckerchief.
                Knife lanyard (seaman branch only).
     WHITE DRESS (Pl. XXI)­
                Dress jumper.
                White dress trousers.
                White hat.
                Neckerchief.
                Knife lanyard (seaman branch only).
 

UNDRESS.

To be worn on ordinary occasions.
For chief petty officers, except bandmasters, officers' stewards, and officers' cooks:
        BLUE UNDRESS-­
                Blue flannel or serge coat.
                Blue flannel or serge trousers.
                Blue cap.
                White shirt and collar, or blue flannel shirt.
(Blue flannel or serge waistcoat permitted; also clothing that has been long in use as dress may be worn for undress.)
     WHITE UNDRESS­
                Same as for dress, but clothing that has been long in use may be worn.
For bandsmen (Pl. XXIII):
        BLUE UNDRESS-
                Undress coat.
                Blue cloth trousers.
                Blue undress cap.


     

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For bansdmen (Pl. XXIIII) - Continued.

  WHITE UNDRESS­
    White coat.
    White trousers.
    Cap with white cover.
For all other enlisted men:
 

BLUE UNDRESS­

    Blue overshirt.
    Blue cloth or flannel trousers.
    Blue cap (see paragraph 11).
    Neckerchief.
    Knife lanyard (seaman branch only).
  WHITE UNDRESS­
    White undress jumper.
    White undress trousers.
    White hat.
    Neckerchief.
    Knife lanyard (seaman branch only).

WORKING DRESS.

To be worn by details of men, or by individuals, engaged in work for which this dress may be necessary.

For chief petty officers, except bandmasters, officers' stewards, and officers' cooks:

  BLUE WORKING DRESS­
    Same as blue undress, but the blue working dress prescribed for other enlisted men may be worn during work such as to require it.
  WHITE WORKING DRESS­
    Same as white undress, but the white working dress prescribed for other enlisted men may be drawn and worn during work such as to require it.
For bandsmen:
  BLUE WORKING DRESS­
    Same as blue undress, but the blue working dress prescribed for other enlisted men may be worn during work such as to require it.
  WHITE WORKING DRESS­
    Same as white undress, but the white working dress prescribed for other enlisted men may be drawn and worn during work such as to require it.
For all other enlisted men:
  BLUE WORKING DRESS­
    Blue working jumper.
    Blue cloth or flannel trousers.

     

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For all other enlisted men -  Continued.
  BLUE WORKING DRESS-Continued.
    Blue cap.
    Neckerchief and knife lanyard will not be worn.
  WHITE WORKING DRESS­
    Same as white undress, but clothes that have been long in use may be worn.
    Neckerchief and knife lanyard will not be worn.

 BLUE COAT AND WAISTCOAT.                (Pl. XX. )

For chief petty officers, except bandmaster: Coat to be of dark navy-blue cloth, double-breasted sack pattern, rolling collar, front and back of skirt to descend to top of inseam of trousers, lined with dark-blue flannel or black Italian cloth; a pocket in the left breast and one in each front near the bottom; four medium-sized gilt navy buttons on each breast, equally spaced, none to be placed under the collar.  Coat to be worn buttoned.  For undress, a flannel or serge coat of similar make may be worn.
     Waistcoat to be of same material as the coat, single-breasted, with­out collar, cut high in front, with 6 small-size gilt navy buttons, the upper button to be not more than 4 inches below the collar button in the neckband of the shirt.
     For officers' stewards and officers' cooks: The same, except medium and small black navy buttons to be substituted for those of gilt.

FULL-DRESS COAT. (Pl. XXIII.)

For bandsmen: Of single-breasted tunic pattern, to be made of scarlet cloth; skirt to extend to the point of the thumb, the arm hanging naturally, one row of 8 large navy fire-gilt buttons on the breast, placed at equal distances, and 2 in the back at end of waist seam. Standing collar of the same material, 1 1/2 inches high (rounded ends); to hook in front at the bottom, to be pipe-edged around the top and base with 1/8-inch white cloth; the top of collar to be trimmed with 1/2 - inch yellow worsted lace. Pointed cuffs, 7 inches deep, of 3/4-inch yellow worsted lace, to extend up the center of upper side of the sleeve, to be piped with 1/8 - inch white cloth, with 3 small navy fire-gilt buttons on outer seam, spring of cuffs 2 1/2 inches from edge of sleeves on each side. The tunic to be piped down the front, around the bottom, and up the plaits of skirts to waist seam with 1/8 - inch white cloth.  A white standing collar is to be worn with this coat.

UNDRESS COAT.a  (Pl. XXIII.)

For bandsmen: To be made of dark indigo-blue flannel, dyed in the wool, cut half close so as to define the figure.  No seam in center of

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a The undress coat for bandsmen will be the same as that for enlisted men of the Marine Corps. Changes for the latter will be followed by the former unless otherwise ordered.


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back, darts in fore part under the arms to extend to top of hip bone.  Coat to he 1 1/2 inches shorter than the full-dress coat.  Body to be lined in fore part, and inside of shoulders covered with black Italian cloth; sleeves to be lined with drab jean.  One row of seven medium navy fire-gilt buttons down the front, top button 1/2 inch from base of collar, lowest button about 9 inches from bottom of coat.  Standing collar 1 1/4 inches high (rounded ends), to hook in front at the bottom.  A white­metal lyre same as on helmet (Pl. XXVIII, fig. 11) shall be worn on each side of the collar 1 inch from each edge in front. Shoulder straps of dark-blue flannel (inner ends rounded), 2 inches wide at sleeve head seams and 1 inch wide at collar seams, to be sewed down to fore part along shoulder seams, outer edges sewed in with sleeves, a small navy fire-gilt button on inner end.        A three-pointed strap at center of upper side of each sleeve hand of same material, to be 5 1/2 inches long, lower point along edge of sleeve band 2 1/2 inches wide at each point, 1 3/4 inches wide at inside of curve between the points; a small navy fire-gilt but­ton sewed on each point; straight side of straps to be sewed down and turned over so as to make the points extend toward the back arm seams. The coat to be pipe-edged down the front, around the bottom, base of collar, shoulder straps, and sleeve straps with 1/8 - inch scarlet flannel, excepting the straight side of sleeve straps and outer edge of shoulder straps, which shall be plain.

WHITE COAT.

      For chief petty o f officers, except bandmaster, and for officers'  stewards and officers' cooks: Bleached cotton drill of 6 1/2 to 7 ounces, of pattern heretofore described for the blue coats of the several ratings, but without lining, and pockets to be overlaid without flaps; the buttons to be medium-sized gilt ones for chief petty officers, and white for officers' stewards and officers' cooks, held by rings in eyelets.
     For bandsmen: To be made of 6-ounce white linen duck, single­breasted sack pattern, with falling collar, a slip pocket on the inside of the left breast, running diagonally down from the opening, and to be fastened in front from neck to waist by six medium navy fire-gilt buttons held by rings in eyelets.  (Pl. XXIII.)

WHITE JACKET.

For mess attendants: Of bleached cotton drill, of 6 1/2 to 7 ounces, single-breasted, five buttons, fly front; standing collar, 1 inch high, with rounded corners; buttons to be white and held in eyelets; no lining. This coat to be worn only when on duty in officers' quarters.

OVERSHIRT. (Pl. XX.)

For all enlisted risen, except chief petty officers, ulcers' stewards, officers' cooks, and bandsmen: Of dark navy-blue flannel, loose in the body; back and breast to be of double thickness, such double part to descend 4 inches below the line of the shoulder blades, and to be cut with a


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deep shield shape. Neck opening to extend downward 7 inches. Sleeves to be from 17 to 22 1/2 inches in circumference, joining the body of the shirt as nearly as possible at the point of the shoulder; to be sewed to cuff's in six box or double plaits, over lower edges of which the upper edges of cuffs will be sewed. Collar of double thickness; to be from 9 to 10 inches deep and from 14 to 18 inches wide, according to the size of the shirt, square corners; to be trimmed with three stripes of white linen tape 3/16 of an inch wide and 3/16 of an inch apart, the outer stripe to be 1/4 of an inch from the edge, the stripes to extend down in front to the bottom of the neck opening; to have a plain five-pointed star, 3/4 of an inch in diameter, worked in white in each corner, its center to be 1 1/8 inches from inside (bottom and side) edges of inner stripe. Cuffs of double thickness, 3 inches deep, with wrist slits extending 3 inches above the upper edge of cuffs; to be fastened with 2 small black navy buttons; to be trimmed around, except for 1 1/2 to 2 inches of the circumference with the cuff buttoned, with stripes of white linen tape 3/16 of an inch wide, as follows: For petty officers of the first, second, and third classes, enlisted men of the seaman first class, ship's cooks, first and second classes, and bakers, first class, three stripes,  1/4 of an inch apart, the middle stripe to be in the center line of the cuff; for enlisted men of the seaman second class, ship's cooks, third and fourth classes, and bakers, second class, two stripes, 1/4 of an inch apart, the middle line of the space between the stripes to come over the middle of the cuff; for enlisted men of the seaman third class and mess attendants, one stripe, placed over the middle line of the cuff, the stripe ends of cuffs that are trimmed with two or three stripes to be joined by tape (see Pl. XXI). A small pocket to be let into the left breast with a straight opening, strengthened at each end by a crow's-foot, worked in black silk; lining of the pocket to be of same material as shirt.

The sizes of overshirts shall be as follows:

Size.

Chest. Sleeve Length of garment.
  Inches.   Inches.
1 48 34 33 1/2
2 46 33 1/2 33
3 44 32 1/2 32
4 42 31 1/2 31
5 40 30 1/2 30
6 39 30 29 1/2
7 38 29 1/2 29
8 37 29 28 1/2

DRESS JUMPER.                (PI. XXI).

For all enlisted men, except chief petty officers, officers' stewards, officers' cooks, and bandsmen: Of bleached cotton drill of 6 1/2 to 7 ounces, to descend from 2 to 3 inches below the hip. Collar and cuffs of light quality, dark navy-blue flannel, double thickness, of same pattern, trimmed in same manner, and using the same buttons as on the blue


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overshirt; the doubling on back and breast, the sleeves, pocket, and crow's-feet to be made the same as in the blue overshirt, except that the materials will be white.

UNDRESS JUMPER.                (Pl. XXII )

For all enlisted men, except chief petty officers' stewards, officers' cooks, and bandsmen:                Entirely of white unbleached drill of 6 1/2 to 7 ounces; to descend from 2 to 3 inches below the hip; collar same size as that of blue overshirt; bottom of sleeves to be cut off square just above the wrists; pocket to be overlaid on the left side.

BLUE WORKING JUMPER.

For all enlisted men, except chief petty officers, officers' stewards, officers' cooks, and bandsmen: Same as undress jumper, except material to be blue flannel. Men may be permitted to convert overshirts into this garment, removing all tape and the stars, but not the watch mark.

BLUE TROUSERS. (PI. XX.)

For chief petty officers, except bandmasters, and for officers' stewards and officers' cooks: Dark navy-blue cloth, made in the same manner as those for officers. For undress, flannel or serge trousers of similar make may be worn with flannel or serge coats.

For bandsmen: For bandmaster, to be of sky-blue cloth, cut with medium spring; side pockets; to have one stripe of scarlet cloth 1 inch wide down the outer seams; edges of scarlet cloth to be welted. For musicians, the same as bandmaster, except that the scarlet cloth shall be a welt 3/16 of an inch wide.

For all other enlisted men: Of dark navy-blue cloth; to fit snugly over the hip and down the thigh to 2 inches above the knee, from which point downward to be cut bell-shaped and full enough to be pulled over the thigh; one seam on each leg on the inside; wide turn-up heap at the bottom. Waistband to be 2 inches wide in front and 1 1/2 inches wide at the back, fastened in front by two buttons, the lower one serving also as the center button for the flap; to have a gusset at center of back 2 inches wide at top (when open) and 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches deep, including the band, with six to eight eyelet holes on each side, according to the size of the trousers, two of which shall be in each end of waistband, and a flat black silk lacing, 3/8 of an inch wide, run through them.  The lacing is to be rove on one end, all parts showing outside to be parallel, ends of lacing tied at the top in a double bow.  Flap to be 6 1/2 inches deep, with a crow's-foot worked in black silk at the lower corners; upper corners to be square; to have thirteen buttonholes around the sides and upper edge so arranged as to show seven across the top and four on each side.  Pocket in waistband on each side.  Small black navy buttons to be used.


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 The sizes of trousers shall be as follows:

Size. Waist. Inseam. Bottom. Knee. Seat.
  Inches. Inches. Inches. Inches. Inches.
1........................... 40 32 23 1/2 22 1/2 43
2..................... ...... 38 33 24 23 42
3.......................... 36 34 24 23 40
4........................... 36 32 23 1/2 22 1/2 41
5........................... 35 34 24 23 40
6........................... 35 33 24 23 40
7........................... 34 35 24 23 40
8........................... 34 32 24 23 40
9........................... 34 31 23 22 40
10........................... 33 33 24 23 39
11........................... 32 34 24 23 38
12........................... 32 32 23 1/2 22 1/2 38
13........................... 31 33 24 23 37
14........................... 31 31 23 22 37
15........................... 30 32 23 1/2 22 1/2 36
16........................... 30 31 23 22 36
17........................... 29 30 22 1/2 21 12 35

Flannel trousers to be cut and made the same as blue cloth trousers.

WHITE TROUSERS. (Pls. XXI and XXII. )

     For chief petty officers, except bandmaster, and for officers' stewards, and officers' cooks: Bleached cotton drill, of 6 1/2 to 7 ounces, cut and make-up similar to blue cloth trousers.

     For bandsmen: Of linen duck, the same as for enlisted men of the Marine Corps.

     For all other enlisted men: Of bleached cotton drill for dress trou­sers, and of unbleached cotton drill for undress, of 6 1/2 to 7 ounces; shape, sizes, and make-up the same as for blue cloth trousers, but to be made with a fly front and top pockets. Lacing in the back to be of 5/8 - inch cotton tape.

DUNGAREES. (Pls. XXIV.)

 Jumpers to be made of blue denim of 6 1/2 to 7 ounces; single-breasted, sack pattern, rolling collar, skirt to descend from 3 to 5 inches below the hip; to have two overlaid pockets, one on either side, the bottoms to be 1 inch above the lower hem, and to be buttoned to the neck by four black metal buttons; cuffs of double thickness, 2 inches deep, with wrist slits extending 4 inches above the upper edge of cuffs; each cuff to be fastened with one black metal button.

The sizes of jumpers shall be as follows:

Size

Chest Sleeve Length of garment
  Inches Inches Inches
1 48 34 28
2 46 33 1/2 28
3 44 32 1/2 28
4 42 31 1/2 27
5 40 30 1/2 26
6 39 30 26

 


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Trousers to be made of blue denim of about 6 1/2 to 7 ounces; one seam on each leg on the inside; fly front, buttoned with four black metal buttons, and gusset at center of back secured with one metal buckle; two top pockets, and one patch pocket on the right hip.

The sizes of the trousers shall be as follows:

Size Waist Inseam. Bottom Knee Seat.
  Inches. Inches. Inches. Inches. Inches.
1.......................... 40 33 21 22 43
2........................... 38 33 21 22 42
3........................... 36 34 21 22 40
4........................... 36 32 20 21 41
5........................... 35 34 20 21 40
6........................... 35 33 20 21 40
7........................... 34 35 20 21 40
8........................... 34 32 20 21 40
9........................... 34 31 19 20 40
10........................... 33 33 20 21 39
11........................... 32 34 20 21 38
12........................... 32 32 19 20 38
           

JERSEY. (P1. XXIV.)

For all enlisted men: Knit, dark, navy-blue worsted dyed in the yarn, long enough to come well over the hip; to have full length sleeves, neck opening large enough to draw easily over the head; with a ribbed collarette of double thickness of worsted 2 1/2 inches wide; total weight for the largest size to be not less than 1 1/2 pounds; smaller sizes in proportion.

OVERCOAT. (Pl. XXV and XXVI.)

      For chief petty officers, except bandmaster: To be of heavy, dark navy-blue cloth, lined with dark-blue flannel, the bottom of the skirt to reach to the knees, double-breasted, made to button to the neck, with rolling collar of the same material as the coat, and broad enough, when turned up, to protect the ears. Five large-size, black, navy buttons on each front, the lower buttons to be placed on a line a little below the opening of the horizontal pocket, the others to be equally spaced up to the throat. An outside pocket in each breast, the open­ings to be vertical, the middle to be about level with the elbow.  A horizontal pocket, with flap cover, to be placed in each front below the line of the waist. Overcoat to be worn completely buttoned.
     For all other enlisted men, except bandsmen: The same as for chief petty officers, except length to be to the tips of the fingers extended, with the arm hanging naturally by the side.
      For bandsmen (Pl. XXVI): Sky-blue kersey; body lined with scar­let flannel, cut to the shape of the body; to extend down the leg from 6 to 8 inches below the knee, according to the height of the wearer; to be slit up the back piece 16 inches; double-breasted, with two rows of large navy fire-gilt buttons on breast, seven buttons in each row, placed at equal distances apart; the distance between the rows to be 7


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inches at the top and 5 inches at the bottom, measured from the center of the buttons; lower border of coat to be felled. Sleeves loose with two rows of stitching to represent cuffs 5 inches deep; three small navy fire-gilt buttons on each cuff; the cuffs of bandmaster's overcoat sleeves to bear chevrons of the pattern and material prescribed for drum major in the Marine Corps.  Collar 5 inches deep, to stand or fall, to hook in front. To have seven hooks under the collar, to which the cape will be attached.

Cape.-Circular, cut of one piece of sky-blue kersey; lined with scarlet flannel; to extend to the edge of the coat sleeve, the arm hang­ing naturally;  to close in front with five small navy fire-gilt buttons; to have seven eyes on the upper border by which it will be fastened to the coat. On parade the corners of the cape shall be turned back and hooked together behind.

RAIN CLOTHES.     (Pl. XXVII.)

For all enlisted men: Hat, coat, and trousers of black painted material, of same pattern as Cape Ann suits.
     Such petty officers as neither go aloft nor go in boats are permitted to wear, in lieu of the coat and trousers above described. a long coat of black painted material, extending at least 6 inches below the knees.

FLANNEL SHIRT.

For chief petty officers, officers' stewards, officers' cooks, and bands­men: Dark navy-blue flannel, with a small turn-down collar of the . same material; three small-size black navy buttons on front and one on each cuff.

WHITE SHIRT, COLLARS, AND CUFFS.

For chief petty officers, officers' stewards, officers' cooks, and bands­men: Plain white linen or cotton shirts of ordinary pattern. Plain white collars and cuffs.

UNDERSHIRTS.

For all enlisted men: Heavy: To be knitted of wool and cotton, in such proportions as to prevent shrinkage, and to be bleached white; elastic collarette on neck opening, with no buttons; long sleeves. Light: to be of same material and description as heavy undershirt, except that the yarns shall be sufficiently light to make the garment about one-half the weight of the heavy undershirt. Sleeves not to come below the elbow and to be so made that they will not " creep." Cotton undershirts of identical pattern may be worn in warm climates, at the discretion of the commanding officer.
     Blue undershirts of heavy navy flannel or other similar material, with the neck opening fastened in front by buttons, may be made by the men themselves, and worn by the engineer force on duty in the engine and fire rooms.


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DRAWERS.

For all enlisted men: Heavy: To be of same material as heavy undershirt. Crotch to be double and stayed. Light  To be of the same material as the light undershirt, and to be in weight about one­half that of the heavy drawers.

BLUE CAP.  (Pl. XXVIII.)

(a) For chief petty officers, except bandmaster (figs. 4 and 7): Dark navy-blue cloth, band of lustrous black mohair; visor of black patent leather, bound with same, green underneath; chin strap of black patent leather, 1/2 inch wide, fastened at the side with two small gilt navy buttons, and provided with one gilt and one leather slide. There shall be two small eyelet ventilating holes in each side of the quarters. The device shall be of metal, consisting of the letters U S N in silver upon a slightly inclined gilt foul anchor.

(b) For stewards awl officers' cooks: Cloth, braid, and visor, the sauce as for chief petty officers, but the chin strap to have two leather slides. acid to be fastened with two small-sized black navy buttons; no device.

(c) For bandsmen (figs. 8 and 10): Same as for enlisted men of the Marine Corps, excepting that a lyre device of white metal, same as for helmet, shall be worn in front, and the side buttons shall be small navy tire-gilt buttons. White cats covers are to be made of white linen, the same as for enlisted men of the Marine Corps.

(d) For all other enlisted men (fig. 2): Of dark, navy-blue cap cloth; band of finished cap to be 2 inches wide and lined with a thin bather sweat band. Quarterings to be in four pieces, and, in the finished cap, to be from 1 5/8 to 2 inches in width, sewed together with double seams and without any slack cloth. Crown cut in one piece to correspond with the outer diameter of the quarterings; to be lined with suitable material and sewed to the quarterings with a double seam. A plain double bow of ribbon, about 5 1/2 inches long, of the same shade, duality, and width. as the cap ribbon, to be sewed through its center to the left hand side; ends of cap ribbon to be attached to center of bow; ends of bow to be free and cut in a plain swallow tail.

 

Sizes.

Diameter of crown (on top with grommet in). Width of quarter­ ings
  Inches Inches
6 1/2, 6 5/8 10 1/4 1 5/8
6 3/4, 6 7/8 10 1/2 1 3/4
7, 7 1/8 10 3/4 1 7/8
7 1/4, 7 3/8 11 1 7/8
7 1/2, 7 5/8 11 3/4 2

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Grommet: Of steel corset wire not less than 3/8 nor more than 1/2 inch  wide, covered with sheeting or other suitable material.

Cap ribbon: Black silk ribbon 1 1/2 inches wide. The name of the vessel to which the wearer is attached, in plain block letters 1/2 inch in height, preceded by the letters U. S. S., to be woven in gilt thread through the ribbon. The ribbon is to be fastened to the cap by two straight rows of stitching, close together, and close and parallel to the upper edge of the ribbon, and two of the same close to the lower edge.

WHITE CAP.

For chief petty officers (except bandmaster), and for officers' steward, and officers' cooks (figs. 1 and 6): To be skeleton cap, having band covered with navy-blue cloth; band to be 2 inches wide, suitably stiffened, with a welt 3/16 of an inch from lower edge. Visor, chin straps, and buttons to be same as in caps of blue cloth. The cover to be separate, and to be made of 6 1/2 to 7 ounce bleached drill. The band thereof to be 1 3/4 inches wide, the bell of the crown to be in two pieces and 1 5/8 inches wide, with two lap seams on sides over the buttons, and sewed to top of crown by a lap seam. The lower edge of cover to rest on welt in blue cloth band.

WHITE, HAT.

For all other enlisted men, except bandsmen: Of well-shrunken bleached cotton drill of 6 1/2 to 7 ounces, made at the Naval Clothing Factory, of the pattern shown in Pl. XXVIII, fig. 5.

WATCH CAP.

For all enlisted men, except chief petty officers, officers' stewards, officers' conks, and bandsmen (fig. 3): Knit of dark navy-blue worsted, to be all wool, closely woven, conical in shape, 10 inches long, with a hem 2 1/2 inches deep at the bottom.

BLACK HELMET.

For bandsman (figs. 9 and 11): The same as for enlisted men of the Marine Corps, including spike, spike base, and chin strap, the device to conform to pattern shown in the plate, with the white. metal lyre device 7/8 of an inch long and 1 inch broad, soldered in the center of lower part of shield.

BADGES (Pl. XXIX.)

To consist of a spread eagle above a specialty mark and a class chevron. The chevrons are to be made of stripes of scarlet cloth 3/8 inch wide, separated 1/4 inch, and sewed flat without padding by an overlock stitch


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of scarlet silk on the edges of the chevrons. The badge as made up to cover a field 34 inches broad; the specialty mark to be in the center of the field in the angle of the upper stripe, and the eagle to be 1 1/2 inches above the angle and just above the specialty mark.
     Chief petty officers to wear three stripes, with an arch of one stripe forming the arc of a circle between the ends of the upper stripe of the chevron, the outside radius of the circle being 1 7/8 inches; the specialty mark to be in the center of the field under the arch; the eagle to rest on the center of the top of the arch (fig. 1).

Petty officers, first class, to wear three stripes in the chevron (fig. 2).
Petty officers, second class, two stripes (fig. 3).
Petty officers, third class, one stripe (fig. 4).

For blue clothing the eagle and specialty marks are to be embroidered in white, and for white clothing in blue, except for hospital stewards and hospital apprentices, first class, the specialty marks for these being of red cloth for both blue and white clothing, laid on the same as chevrons.

For permanent petty officers holding three consecutive good-conduct badges, the chevrons are to be made of gold lace, instead of scarlet cloth.

The specialty marks for different ratings to be as shown in Pl. XXX,, as follows:

RATINGS.

1. Master at arms.
2. Boatswains' mates, coxswains.
3. Quartermasters.
4. Blacksmiths, ship fitters.
5. Sailmakers' mates.
6. Printers.
7. Carpenters, plumber and fitters, painters.
8. Turret captains.
9. Gunners' mates.
10. Chief yeomen.
11. Yeomen, first, second, and third classes.
12. Electricians.
13. Machinist's mates, boiler makers, water tenders, coppersmiths, oilers.
14. Hospital stewards, hospital apprentices (red cloth).
15. Bandmaster, musicians.
16. Commissary stewards.

The rating badge shall be worn by all petty officers of the starboard watch on the right sleeve, midway between the shoulder and elbow; by all petty officers of the port watch, on the left sleeve. The rating badge shall be worn on the blue coat and white coat of chief petty officers; the full dress, undress.-and white coats of bandmasters and first musician; the overshirt, and the dress and undress jumpers (white) of other petty-officers.


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 DISTINGUISHING MARKS. (PI. XXXI.)

To be embroidered in white on blue for blue clothing, and in blue on white for white clothing.

Seaman-gunner mark (fig. 4): Every enlisted man who has qualified as a seaman gunner is to wear the distinguishing mark so placed that the top comes 1 inch below the point of the chevron, or, if not a petty officer, in place of the rating badge.

Gun-captain mark (fig. 1): An enlisted man regularly detailed by the commanding officer of the vessel as a gun captain, except at a secondary battery gun, shall wear the distinguishing mark (a gun on the other arm than that on which the watch mark or rating badge is worn, midway between the shoulder and elbow, axis horizontal, muzzle pointing to the front.

Gun pointer mark (fig. 5): An enlisted plan who has qualified as a gun pointer, second class, shall wear this mark: on the other arm than that on which the watch mark or rating badge is worn, midway between the shoulder and elbow. For a gun pointer, first class, the mark to be the same, with a star (fig. 2) 1 inch above it, one ray pointing tip.

 Hospital apprentice mark (Pl. XXX, fig. 14): A Geneva cross of red cloth, the crossbars 1 inch long and 1/3 inch wide, to be worn by hospital apprentices in place of the rating badge prescribed for petty officers.

 Apprentice mark a (Pl. XXXI, fig. 3): A figure-of-eight knot, 2 inches long, to be worn by all enlisted persons who have passed through the rating of apprentice in the Navy. On the overshirt and the dress and undress jumpers it is to be worn on the breast, 2 inches below the neck opening, and on all coats, except overcoats, it is to be worn on the outside of the same sleeve as the rating badge, halfway between the elbow and wrist.

 Watch mark: To be worn on the overshirt and the dress and undress jumpers, except by petty officers and mess attendants.

A strip of braid 3/8 inch wide, white on overshirts and blue on jump­ers, placed on the shoulder seam of the sleeve and extending entirely around the arm.  For firemen and coal passers, the braid to be red on both blue and white clothes, and of the same width and disposition as above. The men of the starboard watch to wear the mark on the right sleeve; those of the port watch on the left sleeve.

 Continuous-service  stripes (Pl. XXI): '1 'o be worn by all continuous­ service men on the left sleeve, on blue and white coats, overshirts, and dress jumpers; to be made of scarlet cloth 8 inches long, the side edges turned under until they meet on the under side, each stripe, to show a width of 3/8 inch; when more than one, stripes to be 1/4 inch apart; to

aThis mark will not be worn by apprentice seamen or those who have passed through that rate.


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 be stitched on the sleeve diagonally across the outside of the fore­arm, at an angle of 45°; on coats. the lower end of the first stripe to be not less than 2 inches from the cuff end of the sleeve; on the overshirt and dress jumper, the lower end of the first stripe to be 4 inches above the upper edge of the cuff; one stripe for each com­plete term of enlistment of three or four years under continuous service. For permanent petty officers holding three consecutive good­ conduct badges, the continuous-service stripes are to be made of gold lace, instead of scarlet cloth.

 BUTTONS.

 Gilt: The same as for officers' uniforms.

Black (Pl. XXXI): Large size, 1 3/8 inches in diameter; medium size, 3/4 inch, small size, 5/8 inch.

White (for officers' stewards' and officers' cooks' white coats, and mess attendants' white jackets): Three-fourths of an inch in diameter with shank and ring; design, an anchor in outline.

 BANDSMEN'S EQUIPMENTS. (Pl. XXXII.)

Shoulder knots: To consist of a plaited strap, of two rows of gold cord, for bandmaster, and of white mohair braid for other bandsmen, and a pad of scarlet cloth, surrounded by a metal fire-gilt crescent; to have a small navy fire-gilt button on the inner end of the strap, and a white-metal lyre device 1 1/2 inches long and 1 inch broad on the center of the pad, to be secured to the full-dress coat by epaulet fastenings; the pad to be wadded to a thickness of 3/4 of an inch.

Aiguillettes: For bandmaster, to be of gold cord, 1/4  inch in diameter. For other bandsmen, to be of white mohair cord, 1/4 inch in diameter.

Sword: The sword, sword belt, belt plate, and frog for bandmasters shall be of the pattern worn by field musicians of the Marine Corps.

 CRAVAT.

 For chief petty officers' stewards, and officers' cooks: Of black ribbed silk, not more than 36 nor less than 32 inches long and not more than 1 1/8 inches nor less than 7/8 inch wide, of uniform width, to be tied in a double bowknot.

 NECKERCHIEF.

 For all enlisted men except chief petty officers, officers' stewards, officers' cooks, and bandsmen: Of black silk 36 inches square. To be tied in a square knot, leaving ends from 4 to 6 inches long, the knot to be directly under neck opening of overshirt.

52                UNIFORM FOR ENLISTED MEN, U. S. NAVY. KNIFE LANYARD

 For all, enlisted men of the seaman branch, except chief petty officers: Of bleached white cotton, to be flat sennit,1/2 to 9/16 of an inch wide, tightly laid up; to have a turk's-head slide; and to be long enough, when around the neck, to allow the knife to be used with arm extended.

 GLOVES.

For bandsmen: White gloves, of the pattern worn by enlisted men in the Marine Corps, shall be worn with full dress.

For all other enlisted men: Woolen gloves, iron gray in color, of fast dye, of weight about 2 1/3 ounces to the pair, to be worn with over­coats on dress occasions and liberty, and generally in cold weather.

BATHING TRUNKS.

 To be of pattern furnished by the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts. They shall always be worn by members of the crew who are bathing from the ship, when so directed by the officer in command.

 SOCKS.

 For all enlisted men: Of blue, all wool, or unbleached cotton, to be sufficiently long to come well up on the calf of the leg.

 SHOES.

 For all enlisted men: Of black calfskin, both high and low; heels broad and low; soles broad and thick; strongly curved on outside and straight on inside; thin leather lining on soles; the tongue to be vamped in and stitched up on one side; shoe strings to be of strong leather; rubber soles and heels permitted.

 White shoes of the same pattern may be worn by chief petty officers with white trousers, and also by other enlisted men in the Philippine Squadron, when prescribed by the commanding officer.

 RUBBER BOOTS.

 Of best rubber, leg pieces coming tip at least to the knee. 

LEGGINGS. 

For all enlisted men.: Khaki-colored cotton duck, with strip of leather going under the shoe and fastening on the outer side of leg­ging with a buckle.


UNIFORM FOR ENLISTED MEN, U. S. NAVY.                53 

MARKING CLOTHING. 

Every article of clothing shall be legibly marked with the owner's name, using black paint in marking white clothes, and white paint for marking blue clothes, as follows: 

Blankets.— All the right-hand corners, 4 inches from each edge.

Cloth, cap.— Inside crown.

Drawers.— On the outside of the right half waistband.

Dungaree trousers. .— Same as blue trousers.

Jerseys.— Same as undershirt.

Jumpers.— On the inside, on the hem, across the center line of the front, and to the right of the centerline of the back; also on the under­side of the collar.

Leggings.— Inside on centerpiece 3 inches from and parallel to top.

Mattress.— In center.   Four inches from each end.

Mattress cover.— Right corners 4 inches from open end.

Neckerchief.— In center.

Overcoat.— On lining, each side of split of tail 3 inches from and parallel to bottom.

Overshirts.— On the outside of front and on the inside of back, both marks being placed 1 inch from the bottom of the shirt, the former across the centerline; also on the underside of the collar.

Rain clothes.— Same as dungarees.    Particular care should betaken that rain clothes are kept distinctly marked at all times.

Rubber boots.— Inside near the top.

Shoes.— Inside near the top, or cut initials in sides of heels.

Socks.— On leg, near top.

Trousers.— On the inside of the back of both legs close to the bottom hem.

Undershirts.—.On the outside of the front I inch from the bottom of the shirt and to the right of the center.

Watch cap.— Inside, one-half inch from bottom. White hat.-On the sweat band. 

CLOTHING LISTS. 

Such portion of the outfit prescribed for recruits on transfer to a training ship as the climate and season, duty to be done, and other circumstances render advisable, is to be issued to recruits when re­ceived on enlistment. 

When men are received on board a cruising vessel their outfits are to be at once completed. In the case of men drafted from a receiv­ing ship to a vessel on a foreign station the outfit is to be completed before the men leave the receiving ship. 

Nothing in these regulations is to be construed to mean that a man shall not own more clothing than the outfit requires, provided he desires to do so.


54              UNIFORM FOR ENLISTED MEN, U. S. NAVY.

The outfit of heavy clothing may be reduced in the Philippine squad­ron at the discretion of the squadron commander.

  On board vessels in general service, and for the crews of training ships. Recruits on transfer to training ship
  Chief petty officers, officers’ stewards, and officers cooks. Bandsmen. Other petty officers. All other enlisted men.
Blue coat 2        
Waistcoat 1        
Full-dress coat   1      
Undresscoat   1      
White coat 3 3      
White jackets       a3  
Overshirt     2 2 1
Dress jumper     1 1 1
Undress jumper     3 3 3
Blue working jumper     1 1  
Blue trousers 2 2 2 2 1
White trousers 4 3 b4 b4 b4
Dungarees As required by rating and according to class of vessel.
Jersey     1 1 1
Overcoat 1 1 1 1 e1
Rain clothesd 1   1 1  
Flannel shirt 2 2      
White shirt 6 4      
Undershirts:          
     Heavy 2 2 2 2 2
     Light 2 2 2 2 2
Drawers:          
     Heavy 2 2 2 2 2
     Light 2 2 2 2 2
Blue cap, complete 1 1 1 1 1
White cap 1 1      
White hat     2 2 2
Watch cap     1 1 1
Black helmet   1      
Rating badges 4   6    
Shoulder knots.............. .pair   1      
Aiguillettes   1      
Knife lanyard     e1 e 1 2
Leggins………………………….pair f1 1 1 1 f1
Cravat 1 1      
Neckerchief     1 1 1
Gloves…………………………..pair 1 1 1 1 1
Socks…………………………….do 4 4 4 4 4
Shoes…………………………….do 2 2 2 2 2
Rubber boots…………………….do f1   1 f1 1
Mattress 1 1 1 1 1
Mattress covers 2 2 2 2 2
Shoe brush and blacking 1 1 1 1 1
Blankets .................. pair 1 1 1 1 1
Towels 2 2 2 2 2

a Officers mess attendants only.
b One pair to be white dress.
c To be drawn when the weather requires.
d Deck force only.
e Seaman branch only.
f Except officers' stewards, officers' cooks, and officers' mess attendants.

 

 

 
 



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