Victorian Pre Great War Sailor's Cap "HMS Sparrowhawk"
This early cap is typical of the late Victorian period, walking out cap being small and "floppy" style. The interior with soft leather sweatband and crimson silk lining. Retaining an early period cap tally for HMS Sparrowhawk. No moth damage Good clean condition.
A number of ships have carried the HMS Sparrowhawke name for the period of the cap there was one a Quail-class destroyer launched in 1895 and wrecked in 1904. An Acasta-class destroyer launched in 1912. She was sunk at the Battle of Jutland on 1 June 1916 after colliding with HMS Broke. It was not until 1918 that another ship of this name was launched.
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