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.
|Type:||Full dress coat|
|Display location:||Not on display|
|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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