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Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1774


Object connections:

Collection Uniforms, Textiles
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Galpin, Miss
Provenance: Royal United Service Institution

Object details:

Object ID UNI0011
Description Full dress frock coat of a Captain. The frock is of blue wool with button back lapels faced with white and edged with gold lace. Although it is possible to wear the coat with the lapels partially buttoned across the chest, there are also three hook and eye fastenings so that the coat can be closed without unbuttoning the lapels. The neckband is also edged with gold lace. The skirts are not as full as those of the late 1740s. The back vent is still edged with gold lace, as is the pocket, and the three decorative faux buttonholes on either side of the back vent are still retained.
Date made circa 1774

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Materials wool; linen; horn; brass; gold alloy
Measurements Overall: 1025 x 600 mm
  • Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1774 (UNI0011)
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