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Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1812


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Collection Textiles, Uniforms
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsRoyal Naval uniform regulations 1812-25: Flag Officers

Object details:

Object ID UNI0094
Description This 1812 pattern dress coat, belonging to a rear-admiral, reflects the influence of contemporary fashions on uniform. The lapels have been stitched down, the buttonholes are non-working and have been edged with bands of gold lace. The front of the coat fastens with 14 heavy brass hooks and eyes to create a very solid effect. This is further enhanced by additional padding in the lining of the chest and shoulders. The front is cut straight across and the skirts slant back in the style of the cut-away coat. The crown over the anchor on the buttons was introduced in the regulations for 1812.
Date made 1822

Artist/Maker Firmin & Sons Limited
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Rowand Collection
Materials wool; silk; gold alloy; brass
Measurements Overall: 1058 x 515 mm
  • Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1812 (UNI0094)
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