This was asked in another forum on a non standard canteen. So Need you're expertise on this, is it some kind of special canteen for a water cooled gun?
A wonderful contribution by all who posted. I have a question regarding the first photo. The sailor at the far left has what appears to be a very large canteen. Is it an issue item or a private purchase item. Cannot recall seeing anything similar to it
Photo in question yes? At any rate, I can't answer your question as I don't know But I'm pretty certain other members might know. However while we wait I'll take a stab at it, perhaps this large round canteen is a special one for Pharmacist mates, he being today what we call a Corpsman a Medic?
retread12345Posted Today, 11:41 AM
Thanks for the idea. Maybe special issue, just have never seen one.
29navy Posted Today, 05:00 PM
Looks to me like a canteen of water for a water cooled machine gun - Vickers?
Edited by patches, 18 March 2016 - 06:55 PM.