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WW1 Royal Navy uniforms
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 1:11 PM

Getting near the end of my Lord Nelson project.  While going through my ship PE drawer I find I have a full set of 1:350 figures.  Question is what to paint them.  In the war the ship served in Dardenelles and Eastern Mediterranian.  Is that far enough south to be tropical?  I doubt it.  I am assuming uniforms would all be dark blue, not white.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 2:50 PM

There is a Osprey publication that looks like it's pretty thorough- they usually are. Unfortunately I don't own it.

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 7:25 PM

From what I gather, RN and USN practice is similar.  Uniforms are based on season and upon climate.  So, in summertime, whites would likely be worn.  Also, in the tropics for climate reasons.  RN had a khaki tropical uniform as well.

What I can't help you with is what working/dungaree uniform RN had in WWI. 
USN used an "undress" from of "crackerjacks" as working kit.  Denim dungarees would be introduced after the war.

The Osprey pub will be quite helpful for things like when RN officers wore white versus blue covers on their hats.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 9:17 AM

GMorrison

There is a Osprey publication that looks like it's pretty thorough- they usually are. Unfortunately I don't own it.

 

 

Do you by any chance remember the title of it? Even close would help.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:51 AM

Don Stauffer

 

 
GMorrison

There is a Osprey publication that looks like it's pretty thorough- they usually are. Unfortunately I don't own it.

 

 

 

 

Do you by any chance remember the title of it? Even close would help.

 

 

https://ospreypublishing.com/the-royal-navy-1790-1970-pb

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Posted by crackers on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 12:42 PM

Found this at Wikipedia of both enlisted and officer Royal Navy uniforms during World War I. Summer uniforms are probably white.

Happy modeling   Crackers  

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 4:37 PM

I'll throw another wrench in. I've done a lot of research on the Dardenelles campaign and most of the British warships crewmen were wearing their dark pants and white undershirt without the blouse from various pics. These are black and white photos but I'm guessing the pants are dark blue. Late may 1915 off Galipolli

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:24 AM

Thanks, guys.  I think a mix of schemes might look great, say with officers with all white and enlisteds in white and black/blue.

Ordered the book.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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