Rare Original Royal Navy Cap From HMS New Zealand
- Maker: British
A scarce WW1 Royal Navy Cap. This piece is from a crewman of the HMS New Zealand. The battle cruiser was paid for by New Zealand and given as a gift to the Royal Navy in 1912. This vessel participated in all three major WW1 North Sea battles including Jutland. This Seamans hat remain in excellent complete condition, save one small tear in the lining. All of the original material remains in place. The ship had a compliment of 800 men. First War navy caps are not common . We have not found one other example for sale from the New Zealand.