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Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark

Up until the post-WWII time frame all naval junior officers had their own separate mess, or place to have meals and relax. This special area was for all Ensigns and Lieutenant Junior Grade Officers (EN 01 and LTJG 02 designations) and separate from the Wardroom Officers which were of higher rank.

The Navy used various insignia (or topmarks) put on all of its naval dinnerware to denote the "mess" that it was for. In the case of the Junior Officers Mess that insignia was a nautical "Squareknot" which was considered one of the most basic knots that would tie two pieces of rope together that a sailor needed to learn

Post WWII the Junior Officers Mess was combined with the Wardroom Officers Mess to form a single mess and set of dinnerware using the Fouled Anchor. So therefore the Junior Officers Mess dinnerware is rare and hard to find!

The Pirate's Lair also has the matching silverware with a squareknot but this cannot be purchased separately and can only be purchased along with other china dinnerware.
junior officer dinner plate w square knot
Bread & Butter Plate 6" Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$39.00
6" Bread and Butter Plate for the Junior Officer's Mess Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 02 and LTJG 02) , white with a cobalt blue stripe and Square Knot insignia denoting the Jr. Officers Mess. Note: we have the matching Junior Officers Sliverware in the regulation Kings Design pattern w/ squareknot but in limited supply, please contact us if interested. Can only be purchased with other dinnerware.

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Cereal Bowl 7" Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$39.00
7" Cereal Bowl for the Junior Officer's Mess Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 02 and LTJG 02) , white with a cobalt blue stripe and Square Knot insignia denoting the Jr. Officers Mess. Note: we have the matching Junior Officers Sliverware in the regulation Kings Design pattern w/ squareknot but in limited supply, please contact us if interested. Can only be purchased with other dinnerware.

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Coffee Cup 3" Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$59.00
Coffee Cup 3" across for the Junior Officer's Mess Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 02 and LTJG 02) , white with a cobalt blue stripe and Square Knot insignia denoting the Jr. Officers Mess. Note: we have the matching Junior Officers Sliverware in the regulation Kings Design pattern w/ squareknot but in limited supply, please contact us if interested. Can only be purchased with other dinnerware.

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Dinner Plate 10" Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$79.00
10" Dinner Plate made for the Junior Officers Mess during WWII for ranks Ensign or EN 01 and Lieutenant Junior Grade LtJG 02.

Note that the insignia used for the Junior Officers Mess was a "Squareknot"

Note: we also have the matching regulation Kings Design silverware used in the Warrant Officers Mess, sold only with purchase of dinnerware, please call

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3pc Full Size Coffee Set Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$129.00
Junior Officer's Mess (EN 02 and LTJG 02) 3 Piece Coffee Cup, Saucer, and Teaspoon Set. White with a cobalt blue stripe and Square Knot insignia denoting the Jr. Officers Mess, and Sliverware spoon in the regulation Kings Design with matching Square Knot anchor! After WWII the Junior Officer's Mess was discontinued and these officers then joined the Navy's Wardroom Officer's Mess. Perfect for a US Navy graduation, promotion or retirement gift! Or for dinnerware for a waterfront home or yacht, or anyone desiring that nautical theme on their dining room table!

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Salad Plate 7" Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$39.00
7" Salad or Dessert Plate for the Junior Officer's Mess Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 02 and LTJG 02) , white with a cobalt blue stripe and Square Knot insignia denoting the Jr. Officers Mess.

Note: we have the matching Junior Officers Sliverware in the regulation Kings Design pattern w/ squareknot but in limited supply, please contact us if interested. Can only be purchased with other dinnerware.

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Soup Bowl 9" Junior Officers Mess w Squareknot (EN 01 & LTJG 02)
$69.00
9" Soup Bowl for the Junior Officer's Mess Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 02 and LTJG 02) , white with a cobalt blue stripe and Square Knot insignia denoting the Jr. Officers Mess.

Note: we have the matching Junior Officers Sliverware in the regulation Kings Design pattern w/ squareknot but in limited supply, please contact us if interested. Can only be purchased with other dinnerware.

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Celery or Relish Dish 8" Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$99.00
8" Celery, Butter, or Condiment Dish, S made for the Junior Officers Mess with a Squareknot insignia during WWII for ranks Ensign or EN 01 and Lieutenant Junior Grade LtJG 02.

Note: we also have the matching regulation Kings Design silverware used in the Warrant Officers Mess, sold only with purchase of dinnerware, please call

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Demitasse Cup 2", Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$49.00
2.5" Demitasse or Expresso Coffee Cup made for the Junior Officers Mess during WWII for ranks Ensign or EN 01 and Lieutenant Junior Grade LtJG 02. Note that the insignia used for the Junior Officers Mess was a "Squareknot".

Note: we also have the matching regulation Kings Design silverware used in the Warrant Officers Mess, sold only with purchase of dinnerware, please call

junior officer egg cup w squareknot
Egg Cup 3" Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$89.00
Egg Cup or Goblet 3" made for the Junior Officers Mess with a Squareknot during WWII for ranks Ensign or EN 01 and Lieutenant Junior Grade LTJG 02.

Note: we also have the matching regulation Kings Design silverware used in the Warrant Officers Mess, sold only with purchase of dinnerware, please call

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Saucer 2.5" for Demitasse Cup, Junior Officers Mess w Squareknot EN01 and LTJG 02
$39.00
2.5" Saucer for Demitasse or Expresso size Coffee Cup made for the Junior Officers Mess during WWII for ranks Ensign or EN 01 and Lieutenant Junior Grade LTJG 02. Note that the insignia used for the Junior Officers Mess was a "Squareknot".

Note: we also have the matching regulation Kings Design silverware used in the Warrant Officers Mess, sold only with purchase of dinnerware, please call

junior officers mess saucer w squareknot
Saucer 6" Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$39.00
6" Saucer for Full Size Coffee Cup made for the Junior Officers Mess during WWII for ranks Ensign or EN 01 and Lieutenant Junior Grade LtJG 02. Note that the insignia used for the Junior Officers Mess was a "Squareknot".

Note: we also have the matching regulation Kings Design silverware used in the Warrant Officers Mess, sold only with purchase of dinnerware, please call

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Serving Bowl 10" (Tepco), Junior Officers Mess w Squareknot EN01 and LTJG 02
$175.00
Serving Bowl 10" by TEPCO w Rolled Rim made for the Junior Officers Mess during WWII for ranks Ensign or EN 01 and Lieutenant Junior Grade LtJG 02. Note that the insignia used for the Junior Officers Mess was a "Squareknot".

Note: we also have the matching regulation Kings Design silverware used in the Warrant Officers Mess, sold only with purchase of dinnerware, please call

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Serving Bowl 10", Junior Officers Mess, Ensign and Lieutenant Junior Grade (EN 01 & LTJG 02) with Squareknot Insignia or Topmark
$275.00
Serving Bowl 10" w Flat Rolled Rim made for the Junior Officers Mess during WWII for ranks Ensign or EN 01 and Lieutenant Junior Grade LTJG 02. Note that the insignia used for the Junior Officers Mess was a "Squareknot".

Note: we also have the matching regulation Kings Design silverware used in the Warrant Officers Mess, sold only with purchase of dinnerware, please call

junior officer mess 3 piece demitasse set w squareknot
3 Piece Demitasse Coffee Cup, Saucer,Spoon Set, US Navy Junior Officers Mess w Squareknot
$115.00
3 Piece Demitasse Set consisting of Coffee Cup, Saucer, and Teaspoon. White with a cobalt blue stripe and fouled anchor and Sliverware in the regulation Kings Design with matching fouled anchor!

Used during WWII in the US Navy's Junior Officer's Mess, EN 01 and LTJG 02.

Perfect for a US Navy promotion or retirement gift, dinnerware for a waterfront home or yacht, or anyone desiring that nautical theme on their dining room table!

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