The “crackerjack” is a nickname for the formal uniform of U.S. Navy enlisted personnel. Uel Smith, a crew member of the submarine Growler in 1958–1960, had this uniform custom-made to look identical to a U.S. Navy–issued uniform. Inside, it is decorated with rainbow embroidery.


  • Title: Dress Blue Jumper with Embroidery
  • Date Created: 1958/1960
  • Historic Owner: Uel W. Smith
  • Credit Line: Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Gift of Uel W. Smith and family. 2014.132.03

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