Hello New Member here
Navy Vietnam vet, ABH3 Uss Ticonderoga CVA 14
Just picked these up locally, Do they look like originals or fakes.
I'm uneducated on this material
They do look good to me.
Welcome to the forum!
I figure i would post some rare rating badges I just bought.
First one is a 1894 or so chief petty officer machinist's mate.
Sailmaker petty officer 2nd class 1893
This next one is a RARE one Gun Captain(1897-1904)
1903-1913 Turret Captain Chief
1905-1913 Sailmaker po1(chief never existed)
1905-1913 Yeoman chief
1905-1913 1st musician
1905-1913 printer po2
1905-1913 quartermaster po3
Those are some awesome groups of US Navy rating patches you have collected. Very interesting to see the change over the years. Thanks for sharing you passion.
Thanks Phil for the comments.
I just happen to find a 50+ year collector who was ready to sell off part of thier collection. I also pick up some other and seldom seen sea services like U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey, U.S. Revenue Service, U.S. Shipping Service.
I will do a page on these.
U.S. REVENUE SERVICE
water tendor po2
U.S. COAST GUARD
U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY
Ships cook po1 bullion
U.S. SHIPPING BOARD
Machinist's Mate Chief
I start a website that shows my collection of rating badges and insignia of the sea services. Everything is I.d. and I started adding my headgear collection as well.
USN,COAST*GUARD*& OTHER SEA SERVICE'S* RATING* BADGES AND* COLLECTIBLES - home ..
If the link is not allow please remove, but it is a good reference. Alot of scans and pictures.
Hello, thanks for a most interesting thread. Im still a little confused about how you tell pre 1948 non Seaman ranks badges from post 1948 non seaman badges. Can you help me with this and therefore date these badges in my collection? Many thanks, Douglas
Having read it again it seems that they are left facing and non seaman and therefore post 1948, is that so? The blue uniform has a ruptured duck patch- were these not only issued at the end of the war? Help is appreciated.
I hope I am not confusing you more.