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Corps of Engineers Floating Plant Civilian Officers

Unread postby Luke » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:19 pm

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"The Army traditionally has operated a wide variety of watercraft. The civilian personnel of the Floating Plant crew the many tugboats, dredges, tow boats, barges, and other watercraft the Corps operates on the waterways of the United States. In order to identify the officers serving on dredges, towboats, and ships of 60 feet or more, the Corps directed they wear uniforms starting in 1969. The uniforms are unique within the Army in that they are based on those worn by a completely different service—the Navy. This seemingly odd switch is actually traditional for the Army’s boat crews, both military and civilian."

Source: http://www.hq.usace.army.mil/history/ex ... c_hats.htm

Anyone who knows the rank insignia?
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Lock O&M Personnel and Floating Plant Personell Insignia

Unread postby Luke » Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:32 pm

Lock Operations and Maintenance Personnel and Floating Plant Personnel Uniform Patches and Insignia.

"Lock O&M Personnel. A standard uniform may be used for Corps personnel
performing lock O&M functions. When authorized O&M personnel shall wear the uniform when on duty. Floating Plant Personnel. A standard uniform may be used for Corps personnel performing floating plant functions. When authorized, floating plant personnel shall wear the uniform when on duty."

" (1) Area Lockmasters, Lockmasters, Assistant Lockmasters, and Lock Clerks.
(2) Head Lock Operators, Lock Operators, Equipment Mechanics, and Electricians.
(3) Routine and Emergency Lock Maintenance/Repair Crew personnel.
(4) Other lock staff as determined by the MSC Commander.
(5) Coast Guard licensed masters, mates, chief and assistant engineers, bosuns, and vessel operators, and all other floating plant employees."

"Class A - Dress Uniform (Full).
Class A - Dress Uniform (Full).
Class C - Work Uniform (Full)."

http://www.usace.army.mil/publications/ ... 20/c-7.pdf

"Marine Shoulder Patch, Corps of Engineers. The Corps cloth marine shoulder patch, (Corps castle with superimposed eagle and anchor) as shown in photo #5, will only be worn by Corps master pilots, and vessel operators on the left sleeve of shirts, jackets, coveralls and parka. All patches will be securely sewn in the center of the sleeve with the top edge 1" below the shoulder seam so that the base of the patch is parallel with the ground when the arm is relaxed at the side."

http://www.usace.army.mil/publications/ ... 20/a-w.pdf

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Corps of Engineers Floating Plant Civilian Officers

Unread postby Luke » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:43 pm

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Quote: "In order to identify the officers serving on dredges, towboats, and ships of 60 feet or more, the Corps of Engineers directed they wear uniforms starting in 1969."

"The means of determining an individual's position aboard vessel is indicated by identification plates: Master, Engineer (rank) and Mate (rank). License state is indicated by the color of the wear hat's chinstrap: gold-colored for Coast Guard-licensed officers, black for all others."

For more information see this site: http://hawsepipe.blogspot.com/ (scroll down)
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