Service Record Abbreviations

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Abbreviation
in Service
Record
Narrative
PO (NS) In 1907 the rating structure for the RN Seaman and Communications branches were revised.
The classes of Petty Officer (PO 1st Class / PO 2nd Class) were abolished and pay rates amended accordingly.
However, as these changes were not applied retrospectively Petty Officer 1st Class,
Petty Officer 2nd Class and Petty Officer (NS) served at the same time.
NS = New System.
GL1
GL2
GL3
Gun Layer Class 1,2 or 3
Sub ratings for members of the Seaman’s Branch
Able Seaman and above
SG Seaman Gunner
Sub rating for members of the Seaman’s Branch
Able Seaman and above
SBS Sick Berth Steward
LTO Leading Torpedo Operator
Sub rating for members of the Seaman’s Branch
Able Seaman and above
ST Seaman Torpedoman
Sub rating for members of the Seaman’s Branch
Able Seaman and above
DD Discharged Dead
Run Deserted
B1C Boy 1st Class
B2C Boy 2nd Class
Ord Ordinary Seaman
AB Able Seaman
LdgSea Leading Seaman
VG Character Very Good
III Wtr 3rd Writer. Equivalent to an Ordinary/Able Seaman in the Seaman Branch