1st Ensign of the Texas Navy 1835-39

Lone Star Republic Flag

2nd Ensign of the Texas Navy 1839-45
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS NAVY
(1835 - 1845)

  Texas Naval officers wore plain, dark blue, cloth, peaked caps; Lieutenants, Commanders, and Captains wore 1-1/2-inches of gold lace around the hat band.

  Illustrated, immediately below, are the Republic of Texas Navy undress uniform coats.

  Only Lieutenants, Commanders, and Captains were entitled to wear epaulettes. Lieutenants and Commanders wore plain, gold-lace epaulettes. Captains wore a star and anchor on theirs, all in gold.

  Captains in command of squadrons (Commodores), wore the star in silver, but only during the time they were in actual command. The senior Captain of the Republic of Texas Navy wore the silver star at all times.

  When impractical to wear epaulettes or in foreign ports, the 3/4-inch gold-lace strap that secured the epaulette was worn alone to distinguish rank.


RTN
- Civil Officers -


Clerk/Schoolmaster Frock coat Chaplain's Frock coat Purser's Frock coat Chief Engineer's Frock coat
Clerks or School Masters Chaplains Pursers Chief Engineers



Collar: Engine lever-beam
 




Assistant Surgeon's Frock coat Surgeon's Frock coat
  Assistant Surgeons Surgeons  


 

RTN
- Seamen and Sea Officers -

Seaman's Round coat
Sailmaker's Round coat
Carpenter's Round coat Gunner's Round coat
Seamen Sailmakers Carpenters Gunners
  Collar: Jib sail Collar: Axe Collar: Button



 

Boatswain's Round coat Midshipman's Round coat Passed Midshipman's Frock coat Lieutenant's Frock coat
Boatswains
Midshipmen Passed Midshipmen Lieutenants
Collar: Boatswain's pipe
Collar: Fouled anchor

 



 


Commander's Frock coat Captain's Frock coat
Lieutenants Commanders Captains Commanders
(Right Shoulder Only) (Both Shoulders)
 
 

Captains
Senior Captain of the RTN
and Commodores
 
 
(Both Shoulders)
(Both Shoulders)
 
All drawings of uniforms and insignia of the Republic of Texas Navy are copyrighted © 2010-16; RWD PLOESSL
 
  Trousers were dark blue for cold weather and white for warm weather.

  Enlisted sailors wore wide brimmed straw hats of natural color or painted dark blue or black.

 

 
RTN SHIPS' PENNANTS
 
FIRST TEXAS NAVY
 

 

 

 

RTS LIBERTY
(Schooner)
05 JAN 1836 - 11 JUL 1836

RTS INDEPENDENCE
(Schooner)
10 JAN 1836 - 17 APR 1837
- 1st Flagship -

RTS INVINCIBLE
(Schooner)
18 JAN 1836 - 27 AUG 1837
- 2nd Flagship -

 

 

 

RTS BRUTUS
(Schooner)
25 JAN 1836 - 26 AUG 1837

 
 
SECOND TEXAS NAVY
 

Commodore's
Broad Pennant

RTS AUSTIN
(Sloop-of-war)
05 JAN 1840 - 11 MAY 1846

RTS Wharton's Ship Pennant

RTS WHARTON
(Brig)
18 OCT 1839 - 11 MAY 1846

RTS ARCHER
(Brig)
1842 - 11 MAY 1846

- Flagship - - - Sister Ships - -
 

RTS ZAVALA
(Steamship-of-war)
23 MAR 1839 - 11 NOV 1840

RTS SAN JACINTO
(Schooner)
27 JUN 1839 - 31 OCT 1840

RTS SAN ANTONIO
(Schooner)
27 JUN 1839 - 01 OCT 1842

RTS SAN BERNARD
(Schooner)
31 AUG 1839 - 11 MAY 1846

- - - Sister Ships - - -
 
  

 



1st Ensign of the Texas Navy 1835-39

Lone Star Republic Flag

2nd Ensign of the Texas Navy 1839-45
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS MARINE CORPS
(1836 - 1844)

All Marines wore dark blue, cloth, peaked caps with the Texas Lone Star and anchor insignia on the front.


RT Marine Corps Cap Badge

RTMC Cap Badge

© 2010-16; RWD PLOESSL
 
  Illustrated below, are the Republic of Texas Marine Corps fatigue uniform jackets. Lieutenants, Captains, and the Commandant wore the same epaulettes as their RT Navy counterparts, except for the buttons.
The Commandant was, technically, a Major.

  Like the RT Navy, when impractical to wear epaulettes or in foreign ports, the 3/4-inch gold-lace strap that secured the epaulette was worn alone to distinguish rank.

  Only the Commandant and his staff were posted ashore; RT Marine Corps units were assigned to each Republic of Texas Navy ship with either a Captain and Lieutenant or two Lieutenants commanding Marines and subject to the Navy officer commanding the ship.

RTMC

- Privates & Non-Commissioned Officers -
 


RTMC Private's Round coat
RTMC Corporal's Round coat
RTMC Sergeant's Round coat RTMC Sergeant Major's Round coat
Privates
Corporals
Sergeants
Quartermaster Sergeants
or
Sergeants Major






RTMC
- Commissioned Officers -
 


RTMC Second Lieutenant's Round coat
RTMC First Lieutenant's Round coat RTMC Captain's Round coat RTMC Commandant's Round coat
2nd Lieutenants 1st Lieutenants Captains Commandant
 

  1st Lieutenants Captains
Commandant

(Right Shoulder Only) (Both Shoulders) (Both Shoulders)
 
 All drawings of uniforms and insignia of the Republic of Texas Marine Corps are copyrighted © 2010-16; RWD PLOESSL

  Enlisted trousers were light blue (with dark blue stripe for NCO's) or gray (with buff stripe for NCO's) for cold weather and white for warm weather.

  Officers' trousers were dark blue (with buff stripe) for cold weather
and white for warm weather.

 


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