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Pair of captain's epaulettes belonging to J. Stockham (died 1814). The regulations of 1812 stipulated that captains should now wear two epaulettes with insignia that indicated their rank: the fouled anchor and a crown. The epualettes have 20 large bullions and 17 small ones. On the shoulder pad of each is an embroidered 'S'. Royal Navy uniform regulations 1812-1825

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Do you know all your Navy ranks and ribbons? What about insignia devices? Whether you need to learn before Boot Camp, want to brush up on your Navy knowledge or you’re new to Navy lingo, check out...

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