Service dress cap worn by Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Pavlovich Rimkovich, a submarine commander in the Soviet Navy, 1961-1995.
Service Dress cap with a rigid top, being of black wool and piped with white to the crown and above the central back tape band. The cap has a black rigid peak of heavyweight construction, possibly plastic, and is decorated with laurels of white metal along the edge. Gold wire cords are worn above the peak, secured by two matching gilt anchor crested buttons. To the front of the cap is featured a gold wire embroidered spray of oak leaves, with, to centre, an enamelled hammer & sickle star above a gilt anchor within a double-rope border. The lining is of black cloth and the sweatband of artificial leather.
This cap was worn by Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Pavlovich Rimkovich, a career officer who served with the Soviet Navy, 1955-1995.
In 1960 he took part in mine clearing exercises with the Baltic Fleet, and from 1961 served with submarines, first in Murmansk with the North Sea Fleet, then at Poli (Georgia), Sevastopol (Crimean), and finally Odessa (Ukraine) with the Black Sea Fleet, until his retirement, during which he served in the reserves.
Following his service, Captain Rimkovich became Chairman of the Submariners Association in Odessa and took part in several international submariners association meetings that were held annually in various naval ports throughout the world, and went on to write 18 books about submarine experiences as well as related technical publications.