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Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1812

UNI0096
Textiles

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Collection Textiles, Uniforms
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsRoyal Naval uniform regulations 1812-25: Officers

Object details:

Object ID UNI0096
Description This dress coat of a captain or commander clearly shows the impact of contemporary fashions on naval uniform. The front is cut straight across in the cutaway style. The lapels are still working, but by this period it was the fashion to stitch them down so they could no longer be unbuttoned. The buttons feature the crown over the fouled anchor which was introduced with the 1812 regulations. Finally, the pocket flaps are non-functional and completely decorative as the pockets are now located in the tails of the coat, concealed by the sword pleats.
Date made 19th century

Artist/Maker M. S. & Company
Place made England
Credit On loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, from a private lender
Materials cotton; gilt brass; gold alloy; linen; silk; wool
Measurements Overall: 1020 x 500 mm
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  • Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1812 (UNI0096)
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