Great US Navy deck jacket photos

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  1. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    The link I've posted is to a great website that I sometimes contribute to which deals with Northern Ireland's role in WW2. It's a massive site and an ongoing project which the host, Andy Glenfield, puts a huge amount of effort into and I'm just glad that I can help out in a small way. Scroll about two thirds down the page in the link to see some very detailed period photos of US Navy deck jackets and other equipment. Merry Christmas !
    http://www.ww2ni.com/countylondonderrypt1.htm
     
  2. Tom Bowers

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    Great photos, thank you for sharing it with us

    They all seem to be wearing the early blue deck jacket with the Zipper rather than the later one with the clasp closure

    Also in evidence on most of the sailors are the matching wool lined bibs and the flyer style cap

    Tom Bowers
     
  3. jack31916

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    Great link with loads of good pics. Thanks Peter!
     
  4. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    already visit this link

    very good
    very instructive

    coolllllllllll


    thanksssssssssssss
     
  5. PeterO

    PeterO New Member

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    Peter thanks for posting I wasn’t aware of this site.My grandfather worked on the construction of the jetty at Lisahally and repairing the ships on the quay. These are the first pictures I’ve seen of the work in progress.

    Peter
     
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  6. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    I particularly liked the photos of the U-boats, great stuff.

    Many thanks for posting the link Peter.
     
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  7. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    That's interesting Peter. He would have worked alongside the American civilian and military engineers sent over to construct the facility. I used to visit Lisahally quite often when I worked in Derry. The wooden jetty still exists, as do some of the original buildings and air raid shelters.
     
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  8. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    Here are a couple of great one! I love my "zip front" deck jacket.

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    Great site, Peter! Thanks for sharing it. I had no idea that it existed.

    - Ian
     
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  9. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    nice collection! thx for sharing ...
     
  10. Brent

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    Thanks for the link Peter. Three hours went by before I knew it. Bookmarked for more.

    Regards,
     
  11. Peter Graham

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    Ian, any chance of a photo of your deck jacket ? Is it original or repro ? Cheers.
     

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