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#1 johnny12550

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 06:55 AM

Hi,

 

   What does the Torpedo patch on this WW1 Navy uniform signify? Is he a Machinist Mate that is also Torpedo Man qualified? or does it mean that he is assigned to a Torpedo Boat or Submarine?  Thanks

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 05:32 PM

Pre 1921 Cool combo



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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:18 AM

What does this combo mean? 



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Posted 14 October 2019 - 07:12 AM

What does this combo mean? 

. The Torpedoman rating had not been established at that time. But, it was very related to things Machinests mates fid. Almost every engineering rate wore the MM badge. This Sailor was a Torpedoman. There were many of these Combos prior to rate establishment

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 11:27 AM

Thanks for the info



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Posted 14 October 2019 - 01:33 PM

Thanks for the info

. Another example, is the Radioman. They wore Electricians Mate rates, with the RM sparks, pointing down, below the EM Rate. All Aviation Rates, wore a regular Fleet Rating badge, with a 4 bladed Air craft propeller on their left forearm.


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