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Machinist Ratings Badge
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Machinist Ratings Badge

Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 5.75" H x 4.75" W

Physical Description

Navy blue with white embroidered eagle. Machinist speciality mark with three red stripes.

General History

A ratings badge indicated the specialty of seaman on board an naval vessel. It also indicated their level of proficiency in that specialization.


Keywords

Era: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Service: Navy
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