Admiral, Full Dress, 1795-1812
Admiral FULL DRESS: drawn from pattern books of J. Buckmaster, military tailors and Welch and Stalker, naval tailors.
Either to economise, or because of the general simplification in civilian dress, it was found necessary, two years after the outbreak of war, and seven years after they were first introduced, to alter the uniforms of 1787 for all ranks above lieutenant. For the first time the orders mention hats; in fact, of course, officers continued to wear laced or plain hats as the spirit moved them. The admiral in the accompanying plate is wearing the ribbon of the Order of the Bath, and one of the gold medals first awarded after the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794 to flag officers and captains who took part, and which were subsequently given out for certain other actions.
|Dimensions||17.5 × 25.5 cm|
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