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
Navy blue with white embroidered eagle. Machinist speciality mark with three red stripes.
A ratings badge indicated the specialty of seaman on board an naval vessel. It also indicated their level of proficiency in that specialization.
Era: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)