Our plate depicts the uniforms
of the Continental Navy from 1776-1777.
Standing on the far left, wearing
a blue coat with red facing and vest, blue breeches with white stockings
is a Lieutenant.
Second from the left, wearing
a blue coat with red facing and vest, with gold trim, buttons and leggings;
blue breeches and white stockings, is a Captain in the dress of 1776.
Shaking hands with the Captain
of 1776 is a Captain wearing dress adopted in 1777. He wears a blue
coat with white facing trimmed in gold with gold buttons over gold-trimmed
button holes; white vest with gold buttons and trim; and white breeches.
Observing the two Captains is
a Midshipman of 1777, wearing a simple blue coat with blue facings bearing
gold buttons; white vest, breeches and stockings.
Standing far right is an ordinary