The Collection

Your selection



Buy this image Add this to a collection
Share or embed this object  

Please contact the Picture Library if you would like to use this record and image under licence.

Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1825-32


Object connections:

Collection Uniforms
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Royal United Service Institution
Provenance: Black, James

Object details:

Object ID UNI0138
Description Full dress coat of Surgeon James Black (died 1868). For the career of James Black, see UNI0137. In 1825, uniform regulations were illustrated for the first time. Other innovations to the patterns included various devices for warrant officers on the collar, as can be seen here with the surgeon’s device of an anchor with a snake twined around the stock, which was previously used by the Sick and Hurt Office. The buttons also had the same motif. Officers had to supply their own uniform and, as a result there are varying degrees of quality, depending on what they could afford. This uniform is very finely tailored and features a quilted vitruvian scroll pattern in running stitch around the inside of the collar.
Date made circa 1825

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Materials wool; linen; brass; silver alloy; gold alloy
Measurements Overall: 1073 x 635 mm
  • Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1825-32 (UNI0138)
    Help us

    Do you know more about this?

    Share your knowledge