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Encyclopedia > Naval rating

The term rating or rate carries different meanings depending on which navy is being discussed. The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of World War I A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ...


Royal Navy

A rate in the Royal Navy is a rank that is not conferred by commission or warrant. It may refer both to the rank and to the sailor. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Military rank, or simply rank, is a system of grading seniority and command within military organizations. ...


In the Royal Navy these rates are: The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ...


Senior Ratings

Junior Ratings Chief Petty Officer is a noncommissioned officer or equivalent in many navies. ... A Petty Officer is a noncommissioned officer or equivalent in many navies. ...

Officer cadets and midshipmen are technically ratings, although they are officer ranks. In the age of sail there was also a system of rating ships by the number of guns carried. Leading Rating (or Leading Rate) is the most senior of the junior rates in the British Royal Navy. ... In the Royal Navy in the middle of the 18th century, the term Able Seaman referred to a seaman with at least two years experience at sea. ... A midshipman is a subordinate officer, or alternatively a commissioned officer of the lowest rank, in the navies of several English-speaking countries. ... The age of sail is the period in which international trade and naval warfare were both dominated by sailing ships. ...


United States Navy

In the U.S. Navy enlisted personnel are classified according to rating, which is the naval term for Military Occupational Specialty. It is common to confuse rating (occupational specialty) with rate (pay grade; for officers, rank). In order for sailors to increase their rate, they must take an exam in their rating. The scoring depends upon how many billets there are to fill. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... The United States Navy classifies its enlisted personnel with a system of rating (job speciality) and rate (military rank). ... A Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) is a job classification in use in the U. S. Army and the U. S. Marine Corps. ... Military rank, or simply rank, is a system of grading seniority and command within military organizations. ... A billet is the place to which a person, generally a soldier, is assigned to sleep. ...


Sailors obtain a rating either through attending a naval A school or through on-the-job training known as "striking." Some examples of a rating would be: Electronics Technician, Machinist Mate (Nuclear), or Boatswain's Mate.


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Naval rating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (201 words)
The term rating or rate carries different meanings depending on which navy is being discussed.
A rate in the Royal Navy is a rank that is not conferred by commission or warrant.
In the U.S. Navy enlisted personnel are classified according to rating, which is the naval term for Military Occupational Specialty.
Rating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (204 words)
Rating is a means of classifying things in different categories.
In online communities, rating means a reputation system, it is a type of collaborative filtering algorithm which attempts to determine ratings for a collection of entities, given a collection of opinions that those entities hold about each other.
This is similar to a recommender system, but with the purpose of entities recommending each other, rather than some external set of entities (such as books, movies, or music).
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