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Fearnought Jackets and Trousers

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

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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