NAVY CHIEFS SHAPING THE FUTURE SINCE 1893
The US Navy Chief Petty Officer has a rich heritage officially dating back to 1 April 1893, prior to this the title “Chief” was used sporadically. According to “History of the Chief Petty Officer Grade,” by U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lester B. Tucker, the earliest known use of the term dates back to 1776 when Jacob Wasbie, a cook’s mate, was pronounced “Chief Cook” aboard USS Alfred. Since then these Deckplate Leaders have left a lasting legacy and helped to shape the future of the US Navy transitioning from the wooden sailing ships of old into the coal burning Iron Clad steam ships into the nuclear powered state of the art warships of today.
We here at Navy Crow are pleased to honor their place in the chronicles of Naval History with this unique design, symbolizing their importance to keeping the Fleet steaming into the future, all the while keeping one eye on the past to ensure that we don’t lose our way and stray to far from our roots.
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The design features Death’s hand clutching an anchor chain connecting the CPO Anchors. Symbolizing that even in death the Navy Chief reigns supreme, the chains bond them together as brothers and sisters on an eternal mission in service of their Nation and Navy. The fouled anchor of the CPO collar device reminds us that every Sailor carries a burden, and it is the Chief that must ANCHOR UP and help to solve these problems. The letters USN stand for UNITY, SERVICE and NAVIGATION.
- Fully licensed and approved by the United States Navy,
- Antique gold and silver coloring
- 2 inch coin
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