The 1951 reads as "Shall consist of gold color metal foul anchor 1-3/4" long over-all, 5/8" wide at the stock, 1-1/8" wide at the flukes and other dimensions proportionate.
Silver block letters "USN," each letter 7/16" high and 5/16" wide, shall be superimposed horizontally on the shank of the anchor, mid-way between the flukes and stock.
Extracts from Minutes of the Permanent Naval Uniform Board Meeting No. The Board concurred with the recommendation of the Chief of Bureau of S & A to permit utilization of present stocks of chief petty officer cap devices with the USN in a horizontal arc, in addition to the presently prescribed device for reasons of economy and prevention of unnecessary waste.
Future procurement of this item to conform to presently prescribed device.
The uniforms of the United States Navy include dress uniforms, daily service uniforms, working uniforms, and uniforms for special situations, which have varied throughout the history of the navy.