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Offline AngelFish

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Re: Need help in identifying uniform
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 11 February 18 22:11 GMT (UK) »
While I have the attention of you naval experts, can I ask another question?  I have another ancestor, (this sailor's brother, in fact) who was in the navy in the U.S. as he immigrated in 1905ish.  But this ancestor completely changed his name and parents' names and birthplace.  Do you know if only natural born citizens were allowed into the navy circa 1906-1917? I tried looking it up but I can only find current rules for enlisting.

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I have no idea about Navy history myself, but would suggest you need to ask in maybe a US Navy or history forum to find out about US Navy rules. Good luck
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Re: Need help in identifying uniform
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 18 February 18 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Regarding US Navy enlistment rules, have you tried here: https://www.history.navy.mil/research/archives.html
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