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Old 01 Oct 17, 02:51
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this navy cammo is stupid. In south Africa if the navy needs to wear cammo it just wears the cammo the army uses. It issued to on a need to have bases. Then again we dont have the inter serves rivalry that like that of america where every branch needs there own cammo.
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I think a digital version of the naval Disruptive pattern should be considered or a digital multicam for the U.S. Navy shipboard crews.
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The Navy would be better off going back to Blue Bellbottoms for Enlisted Men and Khaki for the Officers. If they want BDU's on a ship they can include a Marine Detachment.

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Well, coming from an old navy squid, the bell-bottom dungarees and blue chambray shirt were pretty damn comfortable to wear aboard ship; and that was doing any number of tasks. After the first few washings they were still a bit stiff but the third or fourth time through the ship's laundry they softened up like an old flannel shirt. A web belt, boondockers and either a white hat or a baseball cap finished it off. In cool weather the old iconic bluejacket was the item everybody wore and we even got to 'personalize' it with white and black laundry markers.
I saw a couple of PO1 recruiters at the HS where I work the other day and from their uniforms I thought that they were marines from a distance. What happened to dress/undress blues?
Used to be that one could tell soldiers from sailors and airmen from marines but not so much any more.
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This makes more sense.

You could have spared us a picture of your kit landlubber. What will you us next? Your Boy Scout uniform?
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Cheerful,
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Which has WHAT to do with how the Navy dresses?
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Sorry to hear that. Yeah, may have been too much for you, don't let it get you down.

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Simple answer: A lot of pressure n Congress for a separate set of cammie jammies for the Navy, with the factory where it's made being the Pork Prize.

In addition, due to precedent and inter-service rivalry, no one wants to share with another service.

However, since the Navy is most likely to encounter the enemy while serving aboard a US warship, they don't need to be camouflaged - either the ship is visible and a target or it -
and they - are not.


SEALS, BTW, wear black for night or sand for daytime, so they don't factor in.
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Or MARPAT of the appropriate variety, or the 1980s camo schemes, when they want to wear camo.


When it comes down to it, if you told me I was going to be on a ship being attacked by a number of suicide boats, and gave me the option:

Fletcher-Class circa mid-45

Flight III Burke circa Today

I'd pick the Fletcher. Despite being smaller and less capable, I know that the crew knows how to fight their ship, and how to keep her afloat despite catastrophic damage.
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What the U.S. Navy should've done was develop as digital version of the Royal Austrailian Navy's DPN pattern and leave the woodland and desert patterns for shore based units, Seabees and special warfare units.
Should they also follow our lead and add the reflective strips to the uniform?

The experts that decided our navy needed cams for general on-board duty subsequently determined that a sailor in cams couldn't be spotted in the ocean if he went overboard. The reflective strips were added as a result.
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When it comes down to it, if you told me I was going to be on a ship being attacked by a number of suicide boats, and gave me the option:

Fletcher-Class circa mid-45

Flight III Burke circa Today

I'd pick the Fletcher. Despite being smaller and less capable, I know that the crew knows how to fight their ship, and how to keep her afloat despite catastrophic damage.
I don't know about the Fletcher being less capable. By mid 1945, they were festooned with twin Bofors and a bunch of 20mm. Look how well they did against much faster Japanese suicide planes moving in 3 dimensions. A suicide boat would be child's play for them.
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