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    DBDU Seabees

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:05 pm

    Hi All.

    I would like some opinions on this DBDU Seabees used piece, the Seabees transfer appears to be genuine and has a rough textured feel to it, whereas the Name and USN is clearly penned on ..sharpied !

    The Left sleeve upper has remnants of a shield shaped patch, the Right remnants of a stars and stripes patch.

    Basically my question is what patches did USN personnel have sewn on their jackets, all in all a bit of a weird one!

    Thanks Gary.

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    Re: DBDU Seabees

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:51 pm

    I sold one identical to yours but a different guys name.
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    Re: DBDU Seabees

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:54 pm

    Just to note too, just google desert storm/ shield and its quiet rare to see troops in theatre with any patches and the ones that do are all OD green. The lack of a rank maybe down to lack of an ink stamped one being made.
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    Re: DBDU Seabees

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:53 pm

    Thanks b20, it's odd you sold one similar, do think this was a common thing them, for seabees to pen on their name etc, funny enough I saw one on US ebay with the same features as mine to,which again makes me think that maybe this was the case..not sure!!

    Completely agree, nearly all ref pics I have seen show a distinct lack of branch tapes etc, there are the exceptions ,some I have seen have sand coloured branch tapes, which I understand were made in Kuwait?
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    Post by ripcord on Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:10 pm

    Hello Gary,

    It looks to me that  US Navy, and name have been stenciled in  above the top pockets.

    This was  common practice when I was in the USN.  Sometimes the stenciling would not be completely legible, so individuals would " fix " that by using a sharpie, or similar marker to fill in the spots that did not come out right.

    Stencils were used to mark  working uniforms when a recruit would mark their issue clothing while attending boot camp. This practice would continue once the recruit went to the Fleet.

    Just my 2 cents,

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    Re: DBDU Seabees

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:49 pm

    ripcord wrote:Hello Gary,

    It looks to me that  US Navy, and name have been stenciled in  above the top pockets.

    This was  common practice when I was in the USN.  Sometimes the stenciling would not be completely legible, so individuals would " fix " that by using a sharpie, or similar marker to fill in the spots that did not come out right.

    Stencils were used to mark  working uniforms  when a recruit would mark their issue  clothing while attending  boot camp. This practice would continue once the recruit went to the Fleet.

    Just my 2 cents,

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    Excellent that's just the confirmation I needed, an Ex-USN guy giving first hand experience of this "sharpie" phenomenon.

    In hindsight I should have provided close up pics of the name etc.

    Brilliant thanks mate,most appreciated input!

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