badge, trade, American, US Navy Petty Officer 1st class Boatswain's Mate rating badge
A khaki cotton twill irregular pentagon with square top and pointed bottom. Upon the khaki field is a dark blue embroidered eagle with outstretched wings looking to its left wing, 4.6cm in height. Below the eagle are two crossed anchors. Below this are three chevrons. On the reverse of the top chevron is an embroidered stockless anchor.
The badge has no backing material.
These khaki ratings badges were issued to be worn on the khaki uniform.
This badge would have been worn by seamen on the right arm between shoulder and elbow.
The badge was worn from 1885 to current.