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WW1 RN Ship Ratings?

Andrew193

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On a Sailors service records (enclosed) i have it list' the ships he served on and then in brackets a word i can't make out, then under "Rating" 2 abbreviations, CMB which i think is "Coastal Motor Boat" and then CMM which i've no idea what it means.
Anyone able to interpret these? It's the one at the bottom Stephen Henry Excell.
 

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The only reference I could find as to CMM was one that said it stood for Chief Motor Mechanic.
I could not find a reference to CMB.

Peter
Thanks ptjw7. I was taking it that "Rating" was refering to the ship and not the person?
Any ideas as to what the indecipherable word is next to the ship name?

Andrew
 

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It looks like "Trout"
A lot of his placements are shore bases :-

HMS Victory has been used at least sixteen times for various establishments. The WW1 uses were....
HMS Victory - Flagship Portsmouth & barracks 1840 - 1974
HMS Victory II - Crystal Palace - Training depot RN Divs 1914-19
HMS Victory III - Portsmouth Accounting Sec 1914-17
HMS Victory IV - London/Portsmouth/Petersfield RNR 1914-17
HMS Victory VI - Crystal Palace depot for RNR & RN Divs 1914-19
HMS Victory VII - Portland auxiliary patrol depot 1915
HMS Victory IX - Reserves Portsmouth 1915-16
HMS Victory X - Portsmouth accounting section 1917-19

All the above from the excellent 'Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy'


The last listed :-
HMS Venerable (1899) was a London-class pre-dreadnought battleship, a sub-class of the .... In February and March 1918 she was refitted there as a depot ship, and she moved to Portland on 27 March 1918 to serve as a depot ship for ...

So it looks like he was shore based.

Peter
 

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It looks like "Trout"
A lot of his placements are shore bases :-

HMS Victory has been used at least sixteen times for various establishments. The WW1 uses were....
HMS Victory - Flagship Portsmouth & barracks 1840 - 1974
HMS Victory II - Crystal Palace - Training depot RN Divs 1914-19
HMS Victory III - Portsmouth Accounting Sec 1914-17
HMS Victory IV - London/Portsmouth/Petersfield RNR 1914-17
HMS Victory VI - Crystal Palace depot for RNR & RN Divs 1914-19
HMS Victory VII - Portland auxiliary patrol depot 1915
HMS Victory IX - Reserves Portsmouth 1915-16
HMS Victory X - Portsmouth accounting section 1917-19

All the above from the excellent 'Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy'


The last listed :-
HMS Venerable (1899) was a London-class pre-dreadnought battleship, a sub-class of the .... In February and March 1918 she was refitted there as a depot ship, and she moved to Portland on 27 March 1918 to serve as a depot ship for ...

So it looks like he was shore based.

Peter
Thank you Peter, very informative. 2 questions from this why "Accounting section" and why "Trout" what was the meaning of this?

Andrew
 

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