badge, trade, American, US Navy Chief Petty Officer Gunner's Mate rating badge
A white cotton twill irregular pentagon with square top and pointed bottom. Upon the white field is a dark blue embroidered eagle with outstretched wings looking to its left wing, 4.8cm in height. Below the eagle are two dark blue embroidered crossed ship's guns. Below this is are three dark blue chevrons, the top chevron having a dark blue arc attached. The arc and top chevron enclose the guns and the top of the arc sits behind the perch, talons and tail of the eagle.
The badge has no backing material.
These white ratings badges were issued to be worn on the white dress and undress uniforms.
This badge would have been worn by seamen on the right arm between shoulder and elbow.
The badge was worn from 1885 to current.
This badge has the manufacture date '1938' on the reverse of the top chevron.