Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1774

This waistcoat for a captain would have been worn with both dress and undress uniform, as would white breeches. It is of white wool with a felted finish and fastens with 12 brass buttons which are die-stamped with the fouled anchor motif. In common with the coats of the period, the waistcoat also features three-point pocket flaps with three buttons. The waistcoat is lined with white flannel which would certainly have provided extra warmth.

Object Details

ID: UNI0013
Collection: Uniforms; Textiles
Type: Waistcoat
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: 720 x 500 mm

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