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    Smile "Steamin`revvies"

    How many of you blokes remember what a " steamin` revvie" was, or have even heard of them ?
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    Made many of them from the leg of my jeans, using a plate as a pattern, and a bit of plastic sown in a small pocket of dungaree material for the peak, kt
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    To be honest I have never heard the expression before but I gather from a couple of answers that we are talking about a cap.
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    Thats correct John, were always known as steaming revies or plain review. After a while covered in red lead, grease etc, couple of dhobies, and then ditch them, and make another. Also used to make aa go ashore grip type bag, and some guys made rope sandals, kt
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    Used to make the fancy ones pinch a pantry cloth off the peggy! Also the dungy one. Good gear all hands deck crowed and Down below crowed all wore them.
    Good Memories!

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    #4... good idea for a template using a plate Keith. Much better than trying to get your head on your knee , could have done damage to your ears or your leg. Cheers JS

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    steaming revies were part of many a seamans daily rig in the 50s and 60s...now hard hats and orange boiler suits have killed much individuality ...perhaps the MN memorial at the mill dam in shields might have been seen with a steamer instead of the woolen watch cap it wears ...which i have commented on this site many times ....i never ever saw a seaman out of shields wear the watch hat if any time worn was ,,,ie the mate a beret and seaman on deck with a flat cap or steaming revis...or one well known shields guy who had got a hat off a american cruiser and had it for years at sea and at home ....whoever agreed to the statue at the mill dam didnt know merchant seamen ...the sea boots look like wellies......but then to see a statue to our merchantmen is a plus ...even if its not quite the correct rig of the day .....regards cappy

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    with ref to the statue at the mill dam ...some know all with a lot to say about seaman ....who had never been to sea himself ...but had connections with others ...probably gave the ok to the committee of others who had never been to sea iether to make the statue as it is .....but then the world is full of busybodies commenting on things they know nothing about.....but such is life...cappy

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    yes very well , one of the first jobs if you could get enough duck,,,, i can remember one old crusty boswain would not shout or tell you it was smokeo but would walk the deck with his revvie peak out to the side and lunch was the peak to the rear not many folk had watches then .......................... just a bit of lamp swinging if you can remember bryan in oz thanks for the memory mate

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