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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 UNI0013
Description This waistcoat for a captain would have been worn with both dress and undress uniform, as would white breeches. It is of white wool with a felted finish and fastens with 12 brass buttons which are die-stamped with the fouled anchor motif. In common with the coats of the period, the waistcoat also features three-point pocket flaps with three buttons. The waistcoat is lined with white flannel which would certainly have provided extra warmth.
Date made circa 1774

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Materials wool; brass
Measurements Overall: 720 x 500 mm
  • Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1774 (UNI0013)
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