Stuard QM 1/c on US 77

Stuard QM 1/c on US 77

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:56 pm

August 15th, 2006, 8:29 pm #1



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August 15th, 2006, 8:30 pm #2



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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:56 pm

August 15th, 2006, 8:39 pm #3



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Joined: March 14th, 2006, 2:01 am

August 15th, 2006, 9:15 pm #4



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Bob,
Thanks for the pics - I always enjoy them. However, a couple of thoughts:
1. QM1/c is an enlisted rating. Why do you suppose Stuard is wearing an officer's cap with what appears to be an officer's insignia devise attached, as well as a tie?
2. Enlisted personell pic: Rating badges are worn on the left sleeve of the enlisted jumper along with accumulated service stripes. Not all of these men are in proper uniform. Interesting.
Let me know if you know something I don't concerning the above.
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Joined: October 21st, 2003, 12:31 am

August 15th, 2006, 10:59 pm #5

Durning WW II there were 7 right arm rates. QM being one of them. I think durning sailing days these people ran the ship and when the Navy became bigger and the needs changed then those people who ran the ship were right arm rates. Look in the WWII Bluejackets manuel and you will find them listed.
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Joined: March 14th, 2006, 2:01 am

August 15th, 2006, 11:37 pm #6

Thanks, Sid. I stand corrected.
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Joined: May 20th, 2005, 1:46 am

August 16th, 2006, 1:01 am #7

Durning WW II there were 7 right arm rates. QM being one of them. I think durning sailing days these people ran the ship and when the Navy became bigger and the needs changed then those people who ran the ship were right arm rates. Look in the WWII Bluejackets manuel and you will find them listed.
During WW2 a lot of the deck rates were right arm rates. Navagation rates were included, QM and SM. were a dual rate at sometime during this period. Jim SM2 / navy beachmaster
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Joined: September 14th, 2003, 9:51 pm

August 16th, 2006, 3:28 am #8

Durning WW II there were 7 right arm rates. QM being one of them. I think durning sailing days these people ran the ship and when the Navy became bigger and the needs changed then those people who ran the ship were right arm rates. Look in the WWII Bluejackets manuel and you will find them listed.
I read somewhere that left arm rates were those occupations which would normally be found in civilian life, e.g. electrician, machinist, etc. Right arm rates were those occupations not normally found outside the military - signalman, boatswain.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:56 pm

August 16th, 2006, 9:38 am #9

Bob,
Thanks for the pics - I always enjoy them. However, a couple of thoughts:
1. QM1/c is an enlisted rating. Why do you suppose Stuard is wearing an officer's cap with what appears to be an officer's insignia devise attached, as well as a tie?
2. Enlisted personell pic: Rating badges are worn on the left sleeve of the enlisted jumper along with accumulated service stripes. Not all of these men are in proper uniform. Interesting.
Let me know if you know something I don't concerning the above.
I wouldn't know

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August 16th, 2006, 9:42 am #10



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