Admiral, FULL DRESS: drawn from a portrait of Lord Rodney by L.J. Mosnier.
Rear-Admiral, FROCK UNIFORM: drawn from two portraits of Earl Howe, the first by Henry Singleton, the second by Mather Brown of Howe on the deck of the Queen Charlotte at the “Glorious First of June“; also of Lemuel Abbot’s painting of Lord Hood.
I. Captain three years post FULL DRESS: Drawn from an actual coat at the Royal Museums, Greenwich, a portrait of Captain Augustus Montgomery by Sir William Beechey and the figure of Sir Andrew Douglas captain of the Queen Charlotte, in Mather Brown’s painting of the “Glorious First of June”
II. Captain, three years post FROCK UNIFORM: Drawn from the Order of November 17th, 1787 and from the ‘Leghorn‘ miniature of Nelson, Captain of the Agamemnon, painted by an unknown artist whilst refitting at Livorno, Italy in 1795
I. Commander, FULL DRESS, 1795-1812: drawn from a sketch at Welch and Stalker, naval tailors, of a coat for Captain Nesham in 1798 and other drawings of the tailor
II. Lieutenant, UNDRESS UNIFORM, 1787-1812: drawn from the orders and tailors’ notes of Welch and Stalker, naval tailors, a drawing of Lieutenant Francis Loch by Henry Edridge ARA in 1806 and an engraving in the Naval Magazine of March 1800.