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Fearnought Jackets and Trousers

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Fearnought Jackets and Trousers were issued to seamen as outer clothing in cold rough weather. They were so called because they were made of 'Fearnought' or 'Fernought', a heavy woollen cloth.

Fearnought cloth was also used on board ship as a protective covering or lining around portholes, hatches and, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, the doors of powder rooms


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Prepared by: Turnbull, P.
Created: 6 November 2001
Modified: 1 December 2001

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000127

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