Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1795-1812
Full dress coat for a captain, over three years seniority. It belonged to Alexander Hood (1758-98). The coat is of blue wool and features a stand-up collard edged with gold lace, as are the button back lapels and front edge of the skirts. The sleeves feature the distinctive 'mariners cuff', which has been edged in gold lace, and there are a further two rows of lace on the sleeve to indicate rank. Clearly Hood could afford a more lavish coat as the collar is lined in white velvet and the breast and tails are lined in white silk twill, as are the interiors of the pocket flaps.
|Type:||Full dress coat|
|Display location:||Display - Nelson, Navy, Nation Gallery|
|Creator:||Firmin & Sons Limited|
|Date made:||18th-19th century|
|Exhibition:||The Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire; War and Conflict|
|People:||MacKinnon, Ian K; Hood, Alexander Commander Mackinnon|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements:||Overall: 1170 x 570 mm|
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