In many of the ship's log documents on this website, you will see a
series of letters (and sometimes numbers) after a person's name. This
is their rating.
When numbers are present (unique to each person), it represents the
person's experience level. The experience levels are listed in
increasing order of experience:
- 3c (3rd class)
- 2c (2nd class)
- 1c (1st class)
- Chief Not all job functions have a "Chief"
level association with them.
Often, you will find that an person's number becomes closer to 1 as the
time passes. This reflects a promotion.