This is a depot-issued, enlisted sailor’s coastal artillery unit dress tunic from the Kaiserliche Marine. Enlisted sailors had the option to accept clothing that was issued to them by a naval depot, or to buy their own uniforms from a military effects shop. Today we are offering a depot-issued tunic. Its interior reveals at least two different times that this particular dress tunic was issued, 1912 and 1913. The tunic’s exterior is very clean. Two rows of nine gilt-toned buttons each run down the tunic’s center. In addition, five more gilt-toned buttons decorate each tunic cuff. The tunic also sports a handy accessory that serves as an extender. Another two tunic buttons are attached to a chain. The chain’s extra length allowed the wearer to leave his tunic front unbuttoned, while securing it in a semi open manner via the buttons on either end of the chain. The tunic’s left sleeve displays a patch with the winged artillery shell that was emblematic of the Coastal Artillery. Below that is a pair of “V’s.” The tunic’s interior displays its various depot marks, as well as a pocket on its left side. Overall, the tunic’s condition is very fine.