Product images of Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1795-1812
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Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1795-1812
This full dress coat belonged to Nelson (1758-1805). The coat is of blue wool and lined with white silk twill. However, only the left sleeve is lined. Nelson kept the right sleeve buttoned to the front of his coat by means of a small black silk loop sewn to the edge of the cuff. Nelson's four orders - Knight of the Bath, Order of the Crescent, Order of Ferdinand ; Merit and Order of St Joachim - are sewn to the front of the coat and over the edge of the lapel so that it could not be unbuttoned. Instead, it was fastened by two hooks and eyes set just inside the edge of the lapels. The three-point pocket flaps and arrangement of gold lace along the back vent of the coat are elements from the first uniform patterns of 1748.
Firmin & Westall
- Image reference: F2147-0B
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London