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Forsman VSS3

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1780 england marine uniform - Midshipman

A full size portrait of a boy with long golden hair wearing the uniform of a midshipman: a bicorne hat, a blue tails coat with white patches on the collar, a white waistcoat, breeches and hose, and a sword on the left side

1774-1787 British Naval captain's coat at the National Maritime Museum, London - From the curators' comments: " An undress coat for a captain of over three years seniority. It is made of blue wool fabric with a felted finish and features button back lapels. The rank of the wearer is indicated by the groupings of the buttons on the lapels. In this case, the 12 buttons on each lapel are arranged in groups of three which indicates the rank of a captain with over three years seniority."

1774-1787 British Naval captain's coat at the National Maritime Museum, London - From the curators' comments: " An undress coat for a captain of over three years seniority. It is made of blue wool fabric with a felted finish and features button back lapels. The rank of the wearer is indicated by the groupings of the buttons on the lapels. In this case, the 12 buttons on each lapel are arranged in groups of three which indicates the rank of a captain with over three years seniority."