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Here is the backside...

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Always looking for Chief's anchors, old and or odd rating badges.

Also looking for U.S.S General W.P. Richardson (AP-118) Photo's etc...

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Another older one...

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Always looking for Chief's anchors, old and or odd rating badges.

Also looking for U.S.S General W.P. Richardson (AP-118) Photo's etc...

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Sterling...

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Always looking for Chief's anchors, old and or odd rating badges.

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Not sure on this one. It's got some corrosion on it.

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Always looking for Chief's anchors, old and or odd rating badges.

Also looking for U.S.S General W.P. Richardson (AP-118) Photo's etc...

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Last of the older ones in my collection.

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Always looking for Chief's anchors, old and or odd rating badges.

Also looking for U.S.S General W.P. Richardson (AP-118) Photo's etc...

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Just started collecting. Here is my first aquisition.

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Who decided to change the badge from line to chain? Thanks.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

The Wharfmaster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Peace and War. US Merchant Marine.


In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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Who decided to change the badge from line to chain? Thanks.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

The Wharfmaster

 

In Peace and War. US Merchant Marine.

 

Wharfmaster,

The only reference I've seen is on the San Diego Navy Historical Association website.

 

- The device again changed in 1941, it is not listed in the uniform regulations but in the uniform specifications. The device changed from the twisted wire to chain. This is yet unsubstantiated as we have not been able to find a copy of the uniform specifications. The information comes from collectors who have collected and sold the devices for more than 30 years.

 

http://www.quarterde.../HatDevices.htm

 

R/ Ben


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The Uniform Regulations before WW2 described and illustrated officers' items in great detail, but the CPO cap device was kind of ignored, without much description or close-up illustrations. The 1922 edition, describing the cable, is an exception. In 1941 they went back to describing the CPO anchor more vaguely. The only illustration is of the entire cap, but the anchor is fouled with a cable, not a chain:

 

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In the 1943 "Naval Officer's Uniform Plan", which the Navy Department put out as a guide for those new to purchasing navy uniforms, the anchor is illustrated with a cable:post-3982-0-78288000-1354328348.jpg


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The 1947 regulations were not illustrated, but again the description doesn't specify chain or cable. The 1951 edition doesn't, either, but finally includes a detailed illustration:

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My guess is that, absent more detailed specs, some maker(s) began to use a chain and for whatever reason it caught on and became standard.

 

Justin B.


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I'm finally home and able to get organized, from left to right.

 

#1 U.S. Naval Clothing Factory - I know it isn't an anchor, but I believe it preceded the anchor from 1893 - 1897.

#2 No markings

#3 No Markings

#4 A E Co.

#5 No Markings

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Left to right

 

#1 Sterling

#2 Sterling, very corroded.

#3 Gemsco N.Y. Acid Test

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Left to Right

 

#1 Sterling, corroded

#2 Sterling

#3 Sterling Acid Test

#4 Sterling

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Left to Right - Looking for the third type of Senior Chief Anchor here...not 100% sure it exists?

 

#1 V-21-N Vanguard

#2 W-22-N Vanguard

#3 V-21-N Vanguard

#4 V-21-N Vanguard

#5 V-21-N Vanguard (I know this is a fake but it's still a good display piece.)

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Left to Right

 

#1 Amico Sterling +1/20 10k

#2 I can't make out the mark, I'll post it later to see if any of you can make it out.

#3 Sterling

#4 Another one I can't make out, Acid Test

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I know these aren't combination cover anchors, still looking for the third type of Senior Chief Anchor.

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Are you refering to the one with the star directly on top of where the stock crosses the shank?


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I'm missing the middle one, I got this off of the San Diego Navy Historical Association website.

 

This example shows three different collar devices. The one on the left was purchased in 1961, the middle one was purchased in 1982 while the one on the right was purchased in 1993.

 

I assumed you were referring to the collar devices?

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Pre WWII Florida Naval Militia

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"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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I'm hoping to get some help with the markings on a few of my anchors. I believe this one may say Amcraft across the top, not sure what it says underneath?

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Another photo of the same anchor.

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Here's the oddest one I have, I can't make anything out with this one but it looks double stamped to me.

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