With each new birthday, however, some old things pass away, and the fanciest Navy uniform has not escaped unscathed. Amidst the truly historic Navy personnel news of late we have this item concerning the demise of a relatively obscure uniform item. As of October 1, 2016, in accordance with Article 3501.86 of Navy Uniform Regulations, the Navy Tiara is no longer authorized for uniform wear.
The Navy tiara of Captain Ruth Moeller, USN (Ret), part of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum collection. (HRNM-2015.008.003. Photograph by M.C. Farrington)