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Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1787


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Collection Uniforms, Textiles
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Hood, Alexander
Provenance: Commander Mackinnon
Lender: MacKinnon, Ian K

Object details:

Object ID UNI0018
Description In November 1787, the Admiralty issued the most comprehensive uniform regulations to date. These included modifications on dress and undress uniforms for captains both over and under three years seniority. This uniform, worn by Alexander Hood (1758-98), is a dress coat for a captain over three years seniority. A particular feature is the double row of lace on the cuff. The influence of contemporary fashion is also seen with the narrow lapels, high stand-up collar, narrow skirts and large buttons.
Date made 1787-1795

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wool; silk; linen; brass; gold alloy
Measurements Overall: 1130 x 550 mm
  • Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1787 (UNI0018)
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