US Navy 'Gob' Hat

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$25.00

The soft white hat known as the, "dixie cup" or "dog dish", was worn by sailors during the Seocnd World War and continues to be used to this day. The hat is supposed to be worn "four blocked". That is, it should have a square appearance with the edges slightly rolled. These hats are original US Navy surplus and are unissued.

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Ratings in the US Navy wore two hats during the Second World War. The first was generally called the "flat hat." It was similar to those worn by many navies having a soft top, and a reinforced lower band with a tape with the ship's name on it. Disliked by sailors this hat was generally called the "Donald Duck" hat due to its similiarity to the hat worn by the cartoon character.

The other hat worn was a soft white hat known as the, "dixie cup" or "dog dish". It was supposed to be worn "four blocked". That is, it should have a square appearance with the edges slightly rolled. The hats were sometimes dyed dark blue aboard ships, and occasionally other colours to identify a sailors duty station.

These hats continue to be used by the US Navy. The phrase 'gob hat' does not appear to have been used by the US Navy, although it is the most widely accepted name for these hats. These hats are original US Navy surplus and are unissued.