No.7.; Hand-coloured. Depicts clothing, outerwear: uniform, lieutenant's [Royal navy]

Midshipmen had to pass an examination to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant who were usually about nineteen years old. Lieutenants were in charge of deck watches, and in action commanded a battery of guns. They were also often despatched on shore in charge of press gangs.

Object Details

ID: PAF4973
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ackermann, Rudolph; Merke, Henri Rowlandson, Thomas
Date made: 15 Feb 1799
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Mount: 264 mm x 211 mm

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