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Navy Ranks of 1906s

WorldOnTime

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Hi all,

Quick question: I inherited a plaque with a ship's bell that was given to my grandfather when he retired from the US Navy. His rank was listed as HTC. The dates are 1948-1966. I can't find what rank this would be...Chief, etc. Thanks in advance.
 

skiddriver

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WorldOnTime said:
Hi all,

Quick question: I inherited a plaque with a ship's bell that was given to my grandfather when he retired from the US Navy. His rank was listed as HTC. The dates are 1948-1966. I can't find what rank this would be...Chief, etc. Thanks in advance.

He was a Chief with an HT rate (Hull Tech). Pipefitting, sheet metal and framing repair, non-destructive testing, damage control, etc.

At the time he got the plaque, he was an E-7 (plain vanilla Chief). Senior Chief would have been abbreviated HTCS, and Master Chief HTCM.

Nice momento. Glad you are able to keep it in the family.
 

SIG600

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Cheifs are the salt of the earth... earning their respect is an achievement in itself.

Skids right on.. Cheif Hull Tech. HT1 would be a Hull Tech 1st class (E-6), HT2 Hull Tech Second Class (E-5) and so forth.
 

WorldOnTime

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Thanks guys. My grandfather is in the throws of Alzheimer's, so his memory is a bit shaky. He was a Marine in WWII and then went on into the Navy after the war. The Hull Tech makes sense because he was a welding instructor. I am very glad to have the bell, it is a special momento. He had some great stories about being aboard ship. Thanks again.
 
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