Rank Charts for Civil War Navies
United States Navy (E)
January 15, 1865 - December 1, 1865

HATS - SHOULDER STRAPS - CUFFS - PETTY OFFICERS

Hat Devices

Sea Officers

Vice Admiral
(Farragut)
Rear Admiral
Commodore
Captain
Commander
Lieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant
Master
Ensign
Midshipman
Boatswain
Gunner

 

Master's Mate
(warrant)
Rated master's Mate
(enlisted)(1)
(none)

Medical Officers

Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Fleet Surgeon of 15 years service
Fleet Surgeon of 5 years service
Fleet Surgeon of less than 5 years service
Passed Assistant Surgeon
Assistant
Surgeon

Pay Officers

Chief of the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing
Paymaster of 15 years service
Paymaster of 5 years service
Paymaster of less than 5 years service
Assistant Paymaster

Staff Officers 

Chaplains, both of 12 and under 12 years service
Professors of Mathematics, both of 12 and under 12 years service
Commodore's Secretary
Clerk

Engineering Officers

Chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering
Fleet Engineer,
Chief Engineer of 15 years service
Chief Engineer of 5 years service
Chief Engineer of less than 5 years service
1st Assistant Engineer
2nd Assistant Engineer

Other Staff Officers

Carpenter
Sailmaker

Naval Constructors

Chief of Bureau of Construction
Naval Constructor of 20 years service
Naval Constructor of 12 years service
Naval Constructor of less than 12 years service
Assistant Naval Constructor

Shoulder Straps

Sea Officers

Vice Admiral
(Farragut)
Rear Admiral
Commodore
Captain
Commander
Lieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant
Master
Ensign
Midshipman (none)
Boatswain
Gunner
Master's Mate
(warrant)
(none)
Rated Master's Mate (enlisted)(1) (none)

Staff Officers

Chaplain
of 12 years service
Chaplain of less than 12 years service

Medical Officers

Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Fleet Surgeon of 15 years service
Fleet Surgeon of 5 years service
Fleet Surgeon of less than 5 years service
Passed Assistant Surgeon
Assistant
Surgeon

Pay Officers

Chief of the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing
Fleet paymaster, Paymaster of 15 years service
Paymaster of 5 years service
Paymaster of less than 5 years service
Assistant Paymaster

Staff Officers 

Professors of Mathematic, of 12 years service
Professors of Mathematic, of less than 12 years service
Commodore's Secretary
Clerk (none)

Engineering Officers

Chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering
Fleet Engineer,
Chief Engineer of 15 years service
Chief Engineer of 5 years service
Chief Engineer of less than 5 years service
1st Assistant Engineer
2nd Assistant Engineer

Staff Officers

Carpenter
Sailmaker

Naval Constructors

Chief of Bureau of Construction
Naval Constructor of 20 years service
Naval Constructor of 12 years service
Naval Constructor of less than 12 years service
Assistant Naval Constructor

Cuffs

Sea Officers

Vice Admiral
(8-5-5 closely spaced)
Rear Admiral
(8-5 closely spaced))
Commodore
(3-1-3)
Captain
(3-3)
Commander
(1-3-1)
Lt Commander
(3-1)
Lieutenant
(3)
Master
(2)
Ensign
(1)
Midshipman Boatswain Gunner Master's
Mate (w)
Rated Master's
Mate (e)(1)

Medical Officers

 
Ch. of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
(3-1-3)
Fleet Surgeon of 15 years service
(3-3)
Fleet Surgeon of 5 years service
(1-3-1)
Fleet Surgeon of less than 5 years service
(3-1)
Passed Assistant Surgeon
(3)
Assistant
Surgeon

(2)

Engineering Officers

 
Ch. of Bureau of Steam Engineering
(3-1-3)
Chief Engineer of 15 years service
(3-3)
Chief Engineer of 5 years service
(1-3-1)
Chief Engineer of less than 5 years service
(3-1)
1st Assistant Engineer

(3)
2nd Assistant
Engineer

(2)

Pay Officers

 

Ch. of Bureau of Provisions and Clothing
(3-1-3)
Paymaster of 15 years service
(3-3)
Paymaster of 5 years service

(1-3-1)
Paymaster of less than 5 years service
(3-1)
Assistant Paymaster

(2)

Naval Constructors

Staff Officers

Chief of Bureau of  Construction
(3-1-3)
Naval Constructor, 20 yrs service
(3-3)
Naval Constructor, 12 yrs service
(1-3-1)
Naval Constructor, <12yrs service
(3-1)
Assistant Naval
Constructor
(2)
Math Prof.,
12 yrs service

(1-3-1)
Math Prof., <12yrs service

(3-1)

Staff Officers

 
Commodore's Secretary
(3)
Clerk Carpenter Sailmaker Chaplains of 12 years service Chaplains of less than 12 years service

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

 

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1861-
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1/14/65
1/15/65-
12/1/66
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1864 Adds
   

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(1) Rated Masterís Mate, Yeoman, Master-at-Arms, Surgeonís Steward, Paymasterís Steward.