Victorian Bluejacket
Victorian Bluejacket

The Bluejackets Rigs Victorian Bluejacket

Victorian Bluejacket

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Bell-Bottoms

loose legged trousers

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Bluejacket

A short round jacket

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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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Tarpaulin

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

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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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Checked Shirt

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