1930's US Navy Admiral Uniform, unknown name
Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:45 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:07 AM
Forrsmonth, Vn" I don't see anything where he was promoted to Admiral. Also, I don't recognize the grade on the sleeve. I thought there were only three bands and the wide band for admiral. However, I am not an expert on USN, so correct me if I am wrong!
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:14 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:16 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:24 AM
- William D. Leahy – December 15, 1944,
- Ernest J. King – December 17, 1944,
- Chester W. Nimitz – December 19, 1944,
- William F. Halsey, Jr. – December 11, 1945.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:25 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:29 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:42 AM
Edited by CNY Militaria, 14 December 2012 - 09:43 AM.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:43 AM
Agree. I think someone added an admiral band to a captain's coat.
The thick band looks a bit low on the sleeve and a different shade...almost like CAPT Patch's original uniform had an admiral braid added later.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:46 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:49 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:04 AM
First, it is doubtful this uniform belonged to a Fleet Admiral, considering there have only been a handful of Fleet Admirals in the navy.
Second, the admiral stripe seems to be a different color than the other four bands. They may even be made of a different material than the original bands.
Finally, the lower band is too low to be regulation. As per the US Navy uniform regulations:
1. Description. They are gold stripes, black on green coats, in widths of either 2 inch, 1/2 inch, or 1/4 inch indicating the individual's rank.
2. Position. Stripes encircle the sleeve with the lower edge of the first stripe 2 inches from the edge of the sleeve. Multiple stripes have 1/4 inch intervals in between.
Also, admirals did not wear a gold stripe down the side of their pants during this time. The trousers that go with this jacket did not have any stripes on them, regardless of rank.
This seems to be a uniform that has been modified to use in a theater production, perhaps. Someone took a perfectly good, named captains uniform and turned it into the costume you now have.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:14 PM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:54 PM
Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:45 PM
Speaking of Captain Ernest Patch, here is a small grouping regarding him that I just picked off of Ebay. The diary was from 1944 and he was apparently retired then as his log dealt mostly with daily life. Like a true sailor, he typically started each day with the weather. From the looks of things he may have had a son that visited Moscow during the war and a daughter in the WAVES. The top of the log reads "Rammed by our own or rammed by the enemy." His address on the envelope from the navy does confirm him to have been a retired Captain.
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