WWII unrestricted submarine warfare in the Pacific 1941 - 1945

 

The U.S. SUBMARINE WAR
  in the PACIFIC  1941 - 1945


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WWII U.S. Navy Officer Information
The United States Navy in World War II


 


The rank of an officer in the United States Navy is indicated primarily by shoulder insignia, the number and width of the sleeve stripes and pin-on devices. Shoulder insignia are worn on white service coats, mess jackets, overcoats and khaki uniform coats. Sleeve stripes of gold braids encircle the lower part of blue coats of officers except those of overcoats, which carry stripes of black braid. A star is worn above the sleeve stripe of Line Officers. Miniature pin-on devices of the proper rank are worn on the collars of the working uniform.

During World War II, commissioned officers were appointed to the regular Navy (USN) and the Naval Reserve (USNR). Appointments in the Naval Reserve were for the duration of the war plus six months.

Appointments in the Naval Reserve were made from the following:

  Graduates of aviation cadet schools (V-5)
  Graduates of midshipmen's schools (V-7)
  Graduates of women's reserve midshipmen's schools (V-9)
  Graduates of Merchant Marine Cadet schools
  Graduates of Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC)
  Qualified Warrant Officers and enlisted men

Appointments in the line of the Regular Navy were made from the following:

  Graduates of the United States Naval Academy
  Selected Naval Reserve Officers
  Chief Boatswains, Chief Gunners, Chief Machinists, Chief Electricians,       Chief  Radio Electricians, together with respective Warrant grades, who were less than 35 years old and who had served for a period of at least 4 years.
 

 

 

  RANK Abbreviation


Ensign
ENS

Lieutenant
(Junior Grade)
LT(jg)

Lieutenant
LT

Lieutenant Commander
LTCDR

Commander
CDR

Captain
CAPT

Rear Admiral
RADM

Vice Admiral
VADM

Admiral
ADM

 

 

OFFICER MONTHLY BASE PAY
(Resource: The Naval Officer's Guide 1943)

  Officers Shore Based Flight/Submarine
       

Admiral $850.00 $1,402.00
Vice Admiral $708.00 $1,168.00
Rear Admiral $666.00 $1,100.00

Captain $333.00 $550.00 *
Commander $291.00 $481.25 *

Lt. Commander $250.00 $412.50 *
Lieutenant $200.00 $330.00 *
Lieutenant (JG) $166.00 $275.00 *
Ensign $150.00 $247.50 *

Figure shown is an approximate 1943 average. Flight and submarine pay is
calculated at 50% of the sum of the base pay and longevity pay to which entitled.

Longevity pay is calculated at 5% for each additional three years of service

Extra pay for sea duty and foreign service duty is calculated at
10% of the sum of the base pay plus the flight/submarine pay to which entitled.

 

 
 

 


 
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