Rank Charts for Civil War Navies
United States Navy (B)
August 1, 1862 - May 23, 1863

HATS & HAT BANDS - SHOULDER STRAPS - CUFFS - PETTY OFFICERS

Hat Devices & Hat Bands

Sea Officers

Rear Admiral

1-1/2" gold braid

Commodore
1-1/2" gold braid
Captain

1-1/2" gold braid

Commander

1-1/2" gold braid

Lieutenant
Commander

1-1/4" gold braid

Lieutenant

1" gold braid
Master
1" gold braid
Ensign

1" gold braid

Midshipman

(no braid)

Boatswain

(1-1/4" gold stripes)

Gunner

 


(1-1/4" gold stripes)
Master's Mate
(warrant)

(no braid)

Master's Mate
(enlisted
(none)

(no braid)

 

Medical Officers

Surgeon of the Fleet, Surgeon of 12 years service
1-1/4" gold braid
Surgeon
1" gold braid
Passed
Assistant Surgeon
(no braid)
Assistant
Surgeon
(no braid)

Pay Officers

Paymaster of 12 years service
1-1/4" gold braid
Paymaster
1-1/4" gold braid
Assistant Paymaster
1" gold braid

Staff Officers 

Chaplain

(no braid)

Professor of Mathematics
(no braid)
Commodore's Secretary
(no braid)
Clerk

(no braid)

Engineering Officers

Chief Engineer
of 12 years service

1-1/4" gold braid
Chief Engineers
of less than
12 years service

1" gold braid
1st
Assistant
Engineer
(no braid)
2nd
Assistant
Engineer
(no braid)
3rd
Assistant
Engineer

(no braid)

Other Staff Officers

Carpenter
(no braid)
Sailmaker
(no braid)

Shoulder Straps

Sea Officers

Rear Admiral
Commodore
Captain
Commander
Lieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant
Master
Ensign
Midshipman (none)
Boatswain (none)
Gunner (none)
Master's Mate
(warrant)
(none)
Master's Mate
(enlisted
(none)

Medical Officers

Surgeon of the Fleet, Surgeon of 12 years service
Surgeon
Passed
Assistant
Surgeon
Assistant
Surgeon

Pay Officers

Paymaster
of 12 years
service
Paymaster
Assistant Paymaster

Staff Officers 

Chaplain (none)
Professor of Mathematics (none)
Commodore's Secretary (none)
Clerk (none)

Engineering Officers

Chief Engineer of 12 years service
Chief Engineers of less than 12 years service
1st Assistant Engineer
2nd Assistant Engineer
3rd Assistant Engineer

(none)

Other Staff Officers

Carpenter (none)
Sailmaker (none)

Cuffs

Sea Officers

Rear
Admiral
Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant Master
 
Ensign Midshipman Boatswain Gunner Master's
Mate (w)
Master's
Mate (e)

Medical Officers

Pay Officers

Fleet Surgeon,
12 yrs
Surgeon,
<12 yrs
Passed Assistant Surgeon Assistant Surgeon Paymaster,
12 yrs
Paymaster Assistant Paymaster

Engineering Officers

Civil Officers

 
Chief Engineer, 12 years Chief Engineer,
<12 yrs
1st
Assistant Engineer
2nd Assistant Engineer 3rd
Assistant Engineer
Chaplain, Math Prof., Secretary, Clerk, Carpenter, Sailmaker

Petty Officers

Petty Officers' Cuff Insigniae

Boatswain’s Mate, Gunner’s Mate, Carpenter’s Mate, Master at Arms, Ship’s Steward, Cook Quartermaster, Quarter-Gunner, Captain of the Forecastle, Captains of the Tops, Captain of the Afterguard, Armorer, Cooper, Ship’s Corporal, Captain of the Hold

 

USN
A
USN
B
USN
C
USN
D
USN
E
CSN
(all)
USMC
(all)
CSMC
(all)
1861-
7/13/62
8/1/1862-
5/23/63
5/24/64-
1/28/64
1/29/64-
1/14/65
1/15/65-
12/1/66
1861 Regs
1864 Adds
   

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