clothing from the wreck of General Carleton are called slops. purchased by the ship's purser or steward for issue and/or sale to the crew. Slops were issued to crew members recruited by force who did not have suitable clothes or when the crew members’ own clothes were damaged. Seamen wore functional garments. the jackets did not have tails, which could easily get entangled during climbing ropes and masts. Wide slits in trouser legs and sleeves made it easier to roll them up.