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This 1890s Coxswain crow (affixed to a dress blue jumper) is embellished with hand-embroidered stitching surrounding the edges and the chevron. Sailors often shaped the patch and added their own personal touches to their uniforms and their ratings were a significant part of this (source: Hampton Roads Naval Museum).

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