badge, trade, American, US Navy Chief Petty Officer 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, 4.8cm in height. Below the eagle are two dark blue embroidered crossed anchors. Below this is are three dark blue chevrons, the top chevron having a dark blue arc attached. The arc and top chevron enclose the anchors and the top of the arc sits behind the perch, talons and tail of the eagle.
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 1893 to current.