Early Square Rig
Early Square Rig

The Bluejackets Rigs Early Square Rig

Early Square Rig

The early version of Square Rig from before it was standardised and regulated

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14 - Tarpaulin

A broad brimmed hat that had been painted or tarred to make it more water resistant.

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15 - Soft Cap

A sailor's cap without any stiffening

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38 - Cap Tally

A band of material that wraps a sailor's cap showing the name of the ship of establishment that they belong to

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12 - Kerchief

The kerchief was a loosely neck cloth. The sloppiness contrasts it with the neatly tied neck ties favoured by the well off ashore.

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22 - Collar

Another iconic piece of a sailor's uniform, that was often touched for luck.

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7 - Frock

the outermost garment with a wide sailor's collar

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11 - Checked Shirt

These were basically the same as would be found on land, but typically with a stripped or checked pattern.

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10 - Bell-Bottoms

loose legged trousers

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9 - Half Boots

Black boots without toe caps