This classic World War I uniform is part of a complete ensemble. Notable for its handsome appearance and excellent condition, it was worn by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Charles P. Plunkett. Admiral Plunkett was a distinguished naval officer during the Spanish-American and First World War and held numerous postings and commands during his career, which began in 1879. His last posting before retirement was as Commandant of New York Navy Yard (now Brooklyn Navy Yard) from 1922 to 1928. The destroyer USS Plunkett is named in his honor. This uniform was worn with a hat, puttees and Sam Browne belt.