Friday, 5 December 2014

Clothing for Sailors

From the Sunderland Daily Echo, 4th December 1914.

Regular Fat Boys.

Stay-at-homes who feel the cold may get some notion that it is colder in the North Sea by glancing at this list of clothing worn by officers of the Fleet at present: --
Thick woollen underclothing.
Chamois leather waistcoat.
Flannel shirt.
Lifebuoy waistcoat.
Naval tunic.
Duffel overcoat of heavy frieze.
Balaclava helmet.
Oilskin hood.

"We do look regular fat boys with all these on,” said an officer.

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