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Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1795-1812

UNI0022
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Collection Textiles, Uniforms
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Greenwich Hospital
Provenance: King William IV
Provenance: Nelson, Horatio
Provenance: Damer, Mrs
EventsFrench Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile, 1798

Object details:

Object ID UNI0022
Description Rear admiral's undress coat worn by Nelson (1758-1805) at the Battle of the Nile in 1798. The coat is of blue wool and features a stand-up collar with non-working buttonholes and two small gilt brass flag officers buttons. The entire coat is lined with white linen, with the exception of the collar, which is lined with silk twill, and the right sleeve. The cuff of the right sleeve features a small black silk loop which was used to secure it to the front buttons of the lapels. The back of the collar and shoulders are stained with pomatum or pig-tail grease.
Date made 1798

Artist/Maker Firmin & Sons Limited
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Materials brass; gold alloy; linen; wool
Measurements On manequin: 1480 x 590 x 300 mm; Laid flat: 11400 x 6400 mm
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  • Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1795-1812 (UNI0022)
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