Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1774

Full dress frock coat of a Captain. The frock is of blue wool with button back lapels faced with white and edged with gold lace. Although it is possible to wear the coat with the lapels partially buttoned across the chest, there are also three hook and eye fastenings so that the coat can be closed without unbuttoning the lapels. The neckband is also edged with gold lace. The skirts are not as full as those of the late 1740s. The back vent is still edged with gold lace, as is the pocket, and the three decorative faux buttonholes on either side of the back vent are still retained.

Object Details

ID: UNI0011
Collection: Uniforms; Textiles
Type: Full dress coat
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: circa 1774
Exhibition: Nelson, Navy, Nation
People: Galpin, Miss; Royal United Service Institution
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Measurements: Overall: 1025 x 600 mm

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