American Naval Uniform 1790-1840


I am building a scale replica of the USS Constellation 1797 (1/65 scale)and would like to know the uniforms of the naval men during that period so as to be able to dress the sailors accurately.

A. Here’s a list of articles from our journal Military Collector and Historian on the subject. The numbers indicate Volume, Number and Page.

Robert L. Miller Powder Horn from the Constellation 4 1 18
Henry I. Shaw, Jr. Review – Uniforms of the Sea Services, A Pictorial History, by Colonel Robert H. Rankin 15 1 29
Lawrence J. Bopp Review – USS Constellation: From Frigate to Sloop of War, by Geoffrey M. Footner 56 1 71
Lawrence J. Bopp Review – American Naval History: An Illustrated Chronology of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775 – Present, Third Edition, by Jack Sweetman 56 2 146
Matthew P. Brenckle Uniforms for Federal-Era U.S. Navy Gig and Barge Crews 59 4 320

Here’s list of Uniform Plates that may be applicable. The numbers indicate plate number.



Sometimes our plates and journals are not for sale. They should be available from your local library through inter-library loan as we have many institutional subscribers.

Have also attached a link to the USS Constitution Museum She was a sister ship of the Constellation and they maybe of help. They may also direct you to other institutions.



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