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The information contained on this page provides data regarding naval uniforms during the period that the USS Oregon was in service. 


1st Class PO

   Chief Petty Officer

 The rating badge of a 1st Class Petty Officer (1898)

The rating badge of a Chief Petty Officer (1898)


Medal Bar

Above: This particular uniform item is a medal suspension bar. When ships were involved in campaigns or conflicts and the government issued medals for that particular campaign, the crew that participated would received medals. To identify the ship that crewmember was attached to that received the medal, an identification bar with the ships name would be issued. The suspension bar would be attached to the top of the medal.


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