Crew rank insignia and buttons

Scope and Content

  • Master's insignia;
  • Chief Officer's insignia;
  • First Officer's insignia;
  • Second Officer's insignia;
  • Third Officer's insignia;
  • U/C Third Officer's insignia;
  • Deck Cadet's insignia;
  • Chief Engineer's insignia;
  • Second Engineer's insignia;
  • Third Engineer's insignia;
  • Fourth Engineer's insignia;
  • Junior Engineer's insignia;
  • Engineer Cadet's insignia;
  • Chief Electrician's insignia;
  • First Electrician's insignia;
  • Junior Electrician's insignia;
  • Catering Officer's insignia;
  • Buttons;
  • Cap badge.

Administrative / Biographical History

Crew insignia, or braid, as worn by members of crew across the Ben Line Group fleet. The sleeve insignia was worn around the jacket sleeve and the epaulettes - both soft and hardboard variants - were worn on the shoulders. The amount and size of stripes denotes rank, and colour denotes department. The buttons were worn by crew across the fleet and departments.


Arranged by ship department and rank.