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Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1748-67


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Collection Uniforms, Textiles
User collections Stories from the sea by rboley
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: HM Admiralty
Provenance: Royal United Service Institution

Object details:

Object ID UNI0004
Description The undress frock of a lieutenant was a working garment. It is of blue wool and has a very low collar lined with white velvet. The frock features wide lapels buttoned back with buttons of horn faced with brass that has been die-stamped with a Tudor Rose motif. Just inside and running the length of both lapels is a second set of buttons and buttonholes worked on white linen/wool twill. In this way the coat could be buttoned closed without unbuttoning the lapels. In keeping with the styles of the mid-18th century, the coat has extremely full skirts, three point pocket flaps and faux buttonholes on either side of the central back vent. The sleeves have boot cuffs that are fixed with buttons and lined with white shaloon, a linen/wool fabric.
Date made circa 1748

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Materials wool; linen/wool twill; velvet; horn; brass
Measurements Length: 1090mm; Width at shoulders: 450mm (seam to seam 375mm); Width at skirt: 600mm; Depth: 400mm
  • Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1748-67 (UNI0004)
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