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October 1964 issue of "All Hands," this issue concerned the specialties worn by seamen, petty officers and chief petty officers and their jobs in the United States Navy in handling ships and boats efficiently.
Topics: United States Navy, Navy Rates, Seamen, Petty Officers, Chief Petty Officers, Insignia, Navy...
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by Herbert Booker
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Seamen's short waiste jackets jackets and rank insignia worn from 1841 to 1865
Topics: Navy of the United States, United States Navy, Petty Officer Rating Badge, Seaman's Jacket, Ratings
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by Herbert Booker
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Evolution of United States Navy cuffs and collars from 1841 to 1948 when finally they remained the same afterward. Ranks of enlisted men was shown on the cuffs with one to three stripes, usually and one to three stripes on the collar if any, some with and some without added stars. Often cuffs and collars were worn and later approved through orders. 
Topics: Navy of the United States, United States Navy, Navy collars, Navy cuffs, Insignia, Insigne, Seaman,...
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Photographs of naval officers of the 19th century along with regulations describing the uniforms of Navy and Marine Corps Officers to be worn.
Topics: United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, Uniforms and Insignia, USMC, USN, U.S.M.C., U.S.N.,...
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by Herbert Booker
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Thin white linen squares were printed with various seamen and petty officer specialty marks to be embroidered over and removed from the uniform during laundering and lightly tacked on the coat, jacket or jumper. Most of the printed patterns are still available for a reasonable price, 
Topics: Boatswain's Mate, Captains of the Tops, Coxswain, Gunner's Mate, Line Petty Officer, Machinist,...
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by Herbert Booker
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Cloth patches
Topics: Navy of the United States, United States Navy, Line Petty Officer, Insignia, Rates, Ratings
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Naval uniform regulations for the uniform of officers, but not for the seamen and petty officers.
Topics: Navy of the United States, Regulations Governing the Uniform of Commissioned Officer of the Navy of...
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U.S. Navy uniform regs.
Topics: Regulations Governing the Uniform of the United States Navy 1883, Navy Regs
The rank of Chief Petty Officer was created in 1897 and the enlisted rank insignia (rates) changed and the design of the new rates now look much like they do today. The later regulations of 1905 slightly differed in minor detail of how the eagle was perched on a branch, this was also the last time colour plates appeared until 1941 for the last time, 
Topics: Regulations Governing the Uniform, U.S. Uniform Regulations, Navy of the United States, United...
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by Herbert Booker
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One of the articles in that magazine is about submarine mines.
Topics: Navy of the United States, United States Navy, U.S.Navy, U.S.N., Submarine Mines, The Technical...
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by Herbert Booker
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Uniforms and insignia of the Navy of the United States and the Army of the United States in World War One. 
Topics: Navy of the United States, Army of the United States, U.S.N., United States Navy, Navy of the...
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by Herbert Booker
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A sixty-three book about uniforms and insignia of the United States Armed Forces in World War Two.
Topics: Insignia of the services, United States Air Corps, United States Air Force, United States Army,...
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United States Navy Uniform Regulations for 1941 with  14 colour plates of the medals and ribbons. This was the last set of navy regs to have colour plates!
Topics: United States Navy Uniform Regulations 1941, Medals, Ribbons, USN, USMC
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by Herbert Booker
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These were rates worn by members of the Seabees (U.S.Navy Construction Battalion in World War Two. Official and unofficial rates were worn despite rules and regulations. 
Topics: Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer 1st Class, Petty Officers 2nd Class, Petty Officer 3rd Class,...
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P.T.Boat Squadron Insignia worn by naval personnel aboard Patrol Torpedo Boats like the skipper, Lieutenant John Fitzgerald Kennedy would have worn on PT-109 in the Second World War in the South Pacific theater.
Topics: Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, PT-109, Patrol Torpedo Boat Squadron Insignia, P.T.Boats, Insignia,...
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A recruiting booklet for those in the contruction industry who had their age waivered as their job skills were needed for clearing island, building airplane runways and constructimg quarters and mess halls on the South Pacific islands in WW2.
Topics: Bulldozer, caterpiller tractor, Construction Battalion, Seabees, Sea Bee, United States Navy, Navy...
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by Herbert Booker
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(1943) Insignia, Medals & Decorations of the U.S. Navy, Marines & Coast Guard wall poster
Topics: United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, United States Armed...
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A 7-1/4" x 4-1/2" catalog of United States Army, United States Coast, United States Marine Corps and United States Navy branch and rank insignia, sweetheart jewelry, etc. of the Second World War. 
Topics: United States Army Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine...
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by Herbert Booker
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A booklet about Portrex in the United States Colony of Puerto Rico during Operation Bootstrap that also. 
Topics: United States Armed Forces, United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard,...
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by Herbert Booker
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A booklet about the role of the United States Armed Forces with two pages showing the insignia of the army and the navy. 
Topics: United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps,...
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Illustrations of Army & Navy ranch and rank insignia printed in San Francisco, California in 1917.
Topics: Army & Navy Insignia, Army of the United States, Navy of the United States, United States Army,...
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Soft-cover insignia books, many out-of-print. 
Topics: Index of Drawings, Insignia of America's Little Known Seafarers, Military Uniforms, Specialty and...
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by Herbert Booker
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Shoulder sleeve insignia of the United States Navy Patrol Torpedo Boats from 1941-1945 especially in the South Pacific Theater. Hopefully this is more complete than from other media? 
Topics: P.T.Boat, Patrol Torpedo Boat, MTB, Motor Torpedo Boat, R.O.N., WW2, United States Navy, Insignia,...
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Boys serving in the United States Navy in the late 1860s were awarded badges showing a rope in a circle with a square knots for Apprentice Marks showing different levels of proficiency with the Old English letter "A." 
Topics: United States Navy, Post-Civil War, 1860s, Proficiency Marks, Apprentice Marks
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Specialty marks worn by members of the United States Navy Band in World War Two.
Topics: United States Navy, Navy Band, Insignia, Specialty Marks, Insignia, Uniforms
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Gold and silver-wire bullion embroidered branch and rank insignia attached to the high collar coats worn by officers of the United States Navy from 1881 to 1917. The coats and trousers were navy blue with black mohair trim in the fashion of the United States Military Academy cadet service uniform. These uniforms also came in all white with white mohair trip for wear in hot climates like the Canal Zone, Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, rank was also wore in stripes on the lower sleeves...
Topics: Admiral of the Navy, Admiral, Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Commodore, Captain, Commander, Lieutenant...
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by Herbert Booker
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An American Bald Eagle inside a wreath clutching a bundle of arrows as well as rank insignia too.
Topics: USMC Quartermaster Corps, USN Chief Machinist Mate, United States Army, United States Navy