Providing critical support to prepare the U.S. Navy’s ships for underway operation, Boatswains’ Mates are an essential component of every shipboard command.
Mastering the core nautical skills necessary to lead America’s Navy to victory, they execute a full range of duties, including standing security watches, maintaining and repairing the ship’s external structure and deck equipment, and serving as members of damage control, emergency, and security alert teams. Renowned for their strong leadership potential, they also serve as helmsmen of small water craft and are often called on to perform the duties of Master at Arms.
This coin salutes the dedicated service of all Boatswains’ Mates, whose commitment to excellence strengthens every U.S. Navy ship.
Minted on the obverse against a blue enameled backdrop is the specialty insignia of the U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate. The reverse contains a stylized anchor design, which incorporates a full color rendering of the U.S. Navy’s official Emblem.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.