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#1 Mustang.CDR

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:23 PM

61095694_2459277127429790_8505934953064693760_n.jpg Does anyone know what this may be?  Merchant?



#2 David Minton

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:20 PM

Looks more like the USN Seaman Signal rates used from 1918-22, but I have never seen one with a Gunner's Mate mark. The USMS patches that look like that have "USMS" on them. Then again, I don't know much about USMS insignia.

http://www.usmilitar...ignalman-rates/



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:29 PM

Never seen anything like it, but merchants would not have guns.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:48 PM

Could not find anything similar in the 1915 to present CG uniform info that I have..

 

Canadian Navy or Royal Navy perhaps ??



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:53 PM

It would help to see the uniform and any other insignia.

Possibly not US.

Edited by sigsaye, 22 May 2019 - 04:53 PM.


#6 David Minton

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:40 AM

Never seen anything like it, but merchants would not have guns.

I'm pretty sure I have seen USMS Gunner's Mate rates, but don't have one myself. I thought there was a thread on the site with a complete collection of USMS rates, but can't find it.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 11:52 AM

I'm pretty sure I have seen USMS Gunner's Mate rates, but don't have one myself. I thought there was a thread on the site with a complete collection of USMS rates, but can't find it.

 

 

From the American Merchant Marine at War  website -  Gunner's Mate enlisted specialty mark shown

 

 

http://www.usmm.org/usmsinsignia.html

 

 

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:41 AM

 
 
From the American Merchant Marine at War  website -  Gunner's Mate enlisted specialty mark shown
 
 
http://www.usmm.org/usmsinsignia.html
 
 
Larry

. And, the more I think about it, they did carry lots of ammunition. Someone would have to insure it was safe and stowed properly on the merchant ships. I forgot, that even in the Navy, a Gunnersmates main job is maintaining the ammunition and magazines.

Still an odd looking device though. Didnt the USMS we are rating badges, similar in style to USN ( but in red)? I dont know, it was never really something I payed close attention too. In the past 20-25 years, Ive focused only on family things, CS,EM,SM and CT (have 4 CTs in the family! So Spooky)!


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