Contractor specifically for the USN. This is a very authentic and collectible Submariner jacket featuring both Button and Zipper up closure. Clean inside and out with intact knits and straps!
All buttons, original zipper, straps, buckles are present and accounted for, quite collectible. 100% authentic USN Submariner Jacket. USS Ray (SSN-653), a Sturgeon-class attack submarine.
In 1988 and again in 1991 she deployed north of the Arctic Circle, earning a Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy Expeditionary Medal and Arctic Service Ribbon each time. Ray participated in a six-month Mediterranean cruise as a part of the USS Forrestal (CVA-59) aircraft carrier battle group from October 1989 to April 1990.She participated in various exercises and underwater operations which included operating in the Gulf of Sidra inside what Libya claimed was the "Line of Death" that formed the boundary of Libyan territorial waters, a territorial claim the United States did not recognize. She pulled into several liberty ports during this cruise, including La Maddalena in Italy, Cannes and Toulon in France, and Gibraltar. After her return to Charleston, she underwent routine repairs in drydock the Charleston Naval Shipyard. At the time of Ray's deactivation in 1992, she had earned five Navy Unit Citations, six Meritorious Unit Citations, six Navy Expeditionary Medals and at least three Arctic Service ribbons, making Ray one of the most-decorated attack submarines in the Atlantic Fleet. Read all about her online! Military Tag indicates men's size 38-40 (men's size Medium). I'll be more than glad to answer all of your questions related to this jacket. Please message me with any questions or for additional information. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Uniforms".jackets" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.