Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1825-32

Full dress coat of Surgeon James Black (died 1868). For the career of James Black, see UNI0137.

In 1825, uniform regulations were illustrated for the first time. Other innovations to the patterns included various devices for warrant officers on the collar, as can be seen here with the surgeon’s device of an anchor with a snake twined around the stock, which was previously used by the Sick and Hurt Office. The buttons also had the same motif.

Officers had to supply their own uniform and, as a result there are varying degrees of quality, depending on what they could afford. This uniform is very finely tailored and features a quilted vitruvian scroll pattern in running stitch around the inside of the collar.

Object Details

ID: UNI0138
Collection: Uniforms
Type: Full dress coat
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: circa 1825
People: Royal United Service Institution; Black, James
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Measurements: Overall: 1073 x 635 mm

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