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Ships' Ball Caps

Ball caps bearing the names of ships or other commands are not items of official Navy issue, and are not centrally manufactured or stocked by the Navy. Ships purchase caps from commercial manufacturers, and sell them to crew members and others through the ship's store. Most, if not all, manufacturers will make up caps to order for any present or former ship. When inquiring about caps, specify the full name and hull number of the ship desired.

Some manufacturers embroider lettering directly onto the front of the cap. Others embroider it onto a separate pice of cloth, and then fasten the piece to the front of the cap. Some caps may include a silhouette of the ship or the ship's insignia.

We have identified the following commercial sources of ball caps. Distribution of this list is provided for informational use only, and does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Navy of the products or services of the firms, and organizations listed therein.

AAA Advertising Specialities
301 Whitworth Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701
Fax (540)727-7613
Email: adspecs@aaaspec.com

Bow Wake-Ship's Caps, Shirts & Accessories
8940 Marilyn DriveA
Frisco, TX 75034-2530
Email: chuck@bowwake.com
website: www.bowwake.com

C. Lloyd Johnson Co.,Inc.
8031 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23505
(757) 423-2832

Cotton Pickin Shirts
2211 N. Pace Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 435-3133
Email: dan@cottonpickin.com

Eagle Crest
PO Box 6115
Jacksonville FL 32236
(904) 786-8013

Hats Off
PO Box 520
Bensalem, PA 19020-9998
(215) 752-2786
Email: hats-off@juno.com

M & G Sales Co., Inc.
2609-17 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
Email: MandG51@home.com

Military Direct Sales
2025 Frpt. 9 Mile Pt. Road
Penfield, NY 14526
(1-866) 364-3780
(1-585) 377-5630
website: www.militarydirectsales.com

Military Matters
1304 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
(716) 544-1610
Fax: 716-544-1751
Email: info@militarymatters.com

Navy America Enterprises, Inc.

P.O. Box 906
Merrifield, VA 22116
Phone/fax: (703) 849-8625

Northstar Sportswear
P.O. Box 569
Kingston, WA 98346
(360) 297-2260
FAX (360) 297-3505
E-mail: nstar@tscnet.com

New Era Cap Co., Inc.
8061 Erie Rd.
Derby NY 14147
(716) 549-0445

Richard's Military Surplus
264 East Main Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771
(914) 856-1911
Fax: (914) 856-1911
E-mail: navy@militarygifts.com

Ship's Hatch
10376 Main St, Fairfax VA 22030
(703) 691-1670

SoldierCity, Inc.
P.O. Box 1105
Turnersville, NJ 08012
(877) 765-2489
web: www.soldiercity.com

Submarine Ship's Store
email: SK@subshipstore.com

The Seabee Cruise Box
206 Coriander Bend
San Antonio Texas 78253
Telephone: (210) 367-2624
Email: catherine@seabeecruisebox.com
web: www.seabeecruisebox.com

Vets Supply Line
10650 Co. Road 81 #131
Maple Grove, MN 55369
1-(800) 864-5062

If your firm would like to be considered for inclusion in the above list, please supply a written description of your services and products to the Webmaster at the Naval History & Heritage Command.