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ERRATA. 


The following printers errors should be corrected :— 

Plate 13.—Western Pacific High Commissioner. Alter “n” at end 
to “r.” 

,, 19.—Canada. In note (2nd line), alter “Flap” to “Flag.” 

„ 22. —“ Burmuda ” should be “ Bermuda.” 

„ 61.—Commodore’s Pendant. “Pendent” shoidd be “Pendant.” 

„ 72. —Merchant Flag. Delete one “in” in “omitted.” 

„ 91.—Hesse, Enlarged drawing. “Stanard ” should be “standard.” 

„ 110.—Merchant Flag. Delete one “m” in “omitted.” 

„ 134.—Pendant and Standard for Grand Duchesses. Alter 

“Duchesss’” to “Duchesses’.” 

„ 151.—In the last line but one, delete “A” before “Admiral.” 

,, 159.—In the last line, “ tital ” shoidd be “ title.” 


Insert the following note : — 

Plate 130. — Roumania. “ Coastguard Vessels carry a distinguishing 

flag which corresponds with the Ensign, except that the 
Anns are replaced by an Anchor with a Crown above.” 

X (3)52233. 1250.—12/07. Wt. 23756. E. .v S. 


ERRATA. 


Plate 13.— “British Central Africa Protectorate.” To be altered to “ Nyasaland 
Protectorate.” 

Plate 11.— South Australia. The bands on the staff, shown as Blue, should 
be Green. 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 


Page 

I.—Index showing Names of Countries, &c., alphabetically arranged, with 


the Flags belonging thereto.- 4 

II.—Statement of Dimensions of Flags used in the Royal Navy - - 13 

III. —Memorandum relative to the origin of the Union Flag - - - 17 

IV. —Memorandum as to Red, White, and Blue Ensigns - 20 

V.—Alphabetical List of Officers, &c., showing the Flags authorized to be 

flown by each ......... -22 

VI.—List of Flags, showing against each by whom and when used, and the 

authority.28 

VII.—Extracts from the King’s Regulations and Admiralty instructions in 

regard to Flags -------- - -33 

Plates 

VIII.—Designs of Flags of all Nations.1 to 169 


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4 


I. 

INDEX. 


Name of Country, &c., and 
Description of Flag. 


Plate. 


ARGENTINE REPUBLIC. 

President's Standard 
Minister of Marine - - ; 

Ensign. 

Jack .... 
Admiral .... 

Pilot .... 


AUSTRO-HUNGARY. 

Standard, Imperial 
„ Empress - 

„ Archduke - 

Naval Elags—Personal: 

Field Marshal 

Military Officers 

Admiral 

Vice-Admiral 

Rear-Admiral 

Commodore 

Senior Officer 

Naval Flags—Ships: 

Ensign ... 
Jack ... 
Pendant - 


Merchant . 

„ Flag of Honour, Red - 
,, „ „ White 

Customs Flags 

Pilot . 


46 


} 47 
167 


Name of Country, <fcc., and 
Description of Flag. 


BELGIUM. 

Standard, Royal 

Naval Flags—Personal : 
Admiral 

Lieut.-Admiral - 
Vice-Admiral 
Rear-Admiral - 
Commodore - 


Plate. 


57 


- n 


49 | Naval Flags—Ships 
j. 50 | Ensign and Pendant 

Merchant Flag and Pendant 


57 


54 


51 


i 

} 

| 52 


52 
} 53 

53 

j 55 

56 
167 


Pilot 


BOLIVIA. 


Ensign 

Merchant 


57 

57 

168 


} 


58 


BAVARIA. 

See German Empire, 


BRAZIL. 

President ... 
National .... 
Minister of Marine - 

Naval Flags—Personal-. 

Admiral - •- 

Vice-Admiral 

Rear-Admiral ... 
Commodore 
Senior Officer 

Adjutant-General of the Fleet 

Naval Flags—Ships: 

Ensign and Pendant 
Jack - 

Flagship .... 


59 


60 
































5 

Name of Country, ifcc., and 
Description of Flag. 

Plate. 

Name of Country, &c., and 

Plate. 

Description of Flag. 

BRAZIL — continued. 


BRITISH EMPIRE — continued. 


Merchant Flag 

61 

Vessels in Employ of Colo- 

9 to 



nies, Public Departments, 

31 

Pilot .... 

168 

Ac.: 




Pilot .... 

167 

BRITISH EMPIRE. 



Standards: 

Royal 


Signal Flags, Pendants, Ac. : 

r 32 

1 

Royal Naval Code 

to 

Prince^of Wales - 

\ » 

1 45 

Duke of Connaught - 

I " 


Prince Arthur of Connaught - 

\ 3 



Members of Royal Family 

J 6 

BULGARIA. 


National or Union Flag 

4 

See Turkey. 


Naval Flags—Personal: 


CHILI. 


Lord High Admiral or 

3a 



Admiralty. 


Standard of President - 

62 

Admiral of the Fleet - 




Admiral 

Vice-Admiral - 


Naval Flags—Personal : 


Rear-Admiral 

r 

Governors of Provinces - 

1 

Commodore, 1st Class 


Consuls and Governors of 

l 64 

Commodore, 2nd Class - 


Departments. 

J 

Senior Officer - 

J 

Ministers .... 

Minister of Marine 

62 
| 63 

Naval Flags—Ships: 


Director General - 
Vice-Admiral... 

White Ensign 


Rear-Admiral 

^ DO 

Blue „ 

Red „ 

■ 5 

Commodore - 
Senior Officer 

| 64 

Pendants, Masthead or Long - 

J 

. 


Merchant 


Naval Flags—Ships: 


5 




Ensign and Pendant - 

62 

Viceroys, Governors, Diplo- 


Jack --- - 

64 

matic, Military, and Consu¬ 
lar Officers, Ac. :— 


Merchant - . 

62 

Governor-General of Australia 
Governor-General of India 


Pilot .... 

168 

Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland - 

r 6 



Diplomatic Officers - 
Governors of Colonies - - 


CHINA : 

Standard . 


Hi< r k Commissioner of South 

7 

| 65 

Africa. 


National Flag - 

Rajah of Sarawak 

8 

Admirals and Commodores 

69 

Governor of Sabah - - . 

Envoys - 

66 

Consuls, Consular Agents, Ac. 

L 7 

Merchant . 

1 to 

Military Authorities - j 

1 

L 68 

























6 

Name of Country, &c., and 


Plate. 

Name of Country, &c., and 


Plate. 

Description of Flag. 


Description of Flag. 


CHINA— continued. 



EGYPT. 



Civil Commander-in-Chief 


68 

See Turkey. 



China Merchant, S. N. Co. 

• 

j 70 




Religious Flag - 

- 




COLOMBIA - 

- 

71 

FRANCE. 






President 


78 

CONGO FREE STATE 

- 

73 




COSTA RICA - 

• 

72 

Naval Flags — Personal: 






Minister of Marine 


> 

CUBA .... 

- 

73 

Admiral ... 

. 





Vice-Admiral 

- 


DENMARK. 



Rear-Admiral 


78 



Prefect Maritime - 

. 


Standard Royal 

- 

74 

Major General or 

Major de la Flotte 

Broad Pendant:— 

- 


Naval Flags — Personal : 



Independent Command 

- 

] 

Minister of Marine 

Vice-Admiral - 
Rear-Admiral 

Commodore’s Pendant 


'N 

- 75 

Not Independent Command 
Triangular Flag, Senior Officer 
Governors of Colonies - 
Residents Superior, &c. 

l 79 j 

{ • 1 
l 80 1 

Senior Officer’s Pendant 
Commanding Officer of 

a 

• 

Naval Flags — Ships: 


r 78 

Division. 



Ensign and Pendant 

- 

•< and '• 

L 79 

80 l 

Naval Flag — Ships: 



Flotilla, W. coast of Mada- 

Ensign and Pendant - 

- 

75 

gascar. 

Sailing Flag - 

. 

} 81 

Royal Mail Packets 


75 

Church Pendant - 


“ 


80 

Merchant Flag - 

75 

Merchant 

- 


Pilot .... 


168 

Senior Officer of Merchant 

81 

“ 

Ships. 






Harbour Police 

. 

79 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. 



Pilot - 

. 

168 

Admiral - 

- 

1 




Ensign and Pendant 

- 

l 76 




Merchant 

“ 

J 

GERMAN EMPIRE. 


1 

ECUADOR. 



Standards : 



National .... 


1 

Emperor 

. 

81 

Ensign 

- 

l 77 

Empress 

- 

83 

Merchant 

- 

J 

Crown Prince 

- 

83 

Pilot 


168 

Emperor’s Pendant 


82 

> 

\ 

* 



















7 

Name of Country, &c., and 
Description of Flag. 

Plate. 

Name of Country, &c., and 

Plate. 

Description of Flag. 

GERMAN EMPIRE— continued. 


GREECE— continued. 


Naval Flags — Personal: 


Naval Flags—Ships : 


Secretary of State for Imperial 


Ensign and Pendant - 

| 93 

Naval Department. 
Gross-Admiral - - 

l 86 

Jack - - - 


Inspector-General of the Navy 

J 

Merchant Flag - 

93 

Admiral 

Vice-Admiral - - - 

Rear-Admiral 

l 87 

Pilot - - - 

168 

Pendant Broad - 




Naval Flags—Ships: . 


GUATEMALA. 

Ensign .... 

} 95 

Ensign, Jack and Pendant 

} 84 

Merchant - - - - 

Transport - - - 

Flotilla Flag - 

* 


} 87 

Divisional Flag - - 

HAYTI. 


Public Departments, Colonies, 


Ensign - - - - 


&C. : 


Merchant 

| 96 

Imperial Service Flags - 

88 



East Africa—Imperial Governor 

88 



S.M.S. “ Brandenburg ” 

85 

HESSE (Grand Duke of). 


Merchant - - - - 

84 

See German Empire. 


Pilot .... 

168 



Maritime States - 

92 

HONDURAS. 


Confederate States: 


Ensign and Pendant - 
Merchant - - - 

| 97 

Bavaria, King of 

90 



Hesse, Giand Duke - 

91 



Saxony, King of 

1 89 

ITALY. 


Saxe Coburg and Gotha, Duke of 
Waldeck, Prince of 

90 

Standard: 


Wurtemberg, King of 

GREECE. 

Standard, Royal 

91 

93 

Royal 

Crown Prince - 

Naval Flags—Personal: 

} 98 




Secretary of State for Navy 


Naval Flags—Personal : 


Flag. 

Minister of Marine 

o 

o 

rH 

-A_ 

Minister of Marine 

93 

Admiral ... 

Admiral 


Vice-Admiral - - - 


Vice-Admiral - - . - 


Rear-Admiral 


Rear-Admiral 

. 94 

Senior Officer’s Pendant 

101 

Captain Commanding a Divi- 

Broad Pendant of Command - 

100 

sion. 


Flag of Ambassador 

99 

Senior Officers’ Flags - - _ 


Governor of Eritrea - 

102 

























8 

Name of Country, &c., and 


Plate. 

Name of Country, <fcc., and 

Plate. 

Description of Flag. 


Description of Flag. 

ITALY — continued. 





Naval Flags—Ships : 



LIBERIA. 


Ensign and Pendant - 

_ 

102 

Ensign .... 

jl 09 

Jack ... 

. 

jlOl 

Merchant - - - 

Naval Hospital 

- 



Merchant Flag 


j-102 

MALAY STATES - 

109 

Custom House Burgee - 

- 



Postal Flag 

- 

101 

MEXICO. 


Pilot 

- 

168 

Standard, Ensign and Pendant 

110 




MONACO. 


JAPAN: 



Standard, Royal 

}m 

Standards : 



National - - - 

Emperor 





Empress 

- 

.103 

MONTENEGRO. 


Prince Imperial 

- 




Imperial Princes 

“ 


State - - - 

Military .... 

i 1 ! 1 

Naval Flags—Personal: 



Marine - - - - 

J A 

Minister of Marine 

. 

105 



Commander-in-Chief 

Admiral 

- 

69 

l 

MOROCCO. 

• 

Vice-Admiral 

Rear-Admiral 

Commodore 

Senior Officer- 

- 

1104 

j-106 

Standard 

Ensign - - 

Merchant 

j-112 

Officer commanding Torpedo 

107 



Flotilla. 



MUSCAT. 


Naval Flags—Ships: 



Standard 

"I 

Ensign and Pendant - 
Jack ... 


1105 

Ensign - - - 

Merchant 

1112 

Repair Skip 

Transport 


i—■ 

o 

CO 



Duty 


106 

NETHERLANDS. 


Hospital Skip - 


107 

Standard and Pendant : 


Merchant 

Mail Vessels 

• 

105 

Royal- 


- 

107 

Queen Motker - 
Blue Pendant 

1 —* 

CO 





Orange Pendant 

- 

KOREA 



Princes and Princesses 

114 

“ 

96 

Prince Henry - 

115 























9 


Name of Country, &c., ancl 
Description of Flag. 


Plate. 


NETHERLANDS— continued. 

Naval Flags—Personal : 

Minister of Marine 
Admiral 

Lieutenant-Admiral 
Vice-Admiral - 

Rear-Admiral ... 
Broad Pendant - - 

Commodore’s Pendant - 
Senior Naval Officer’s Pen¬ 
dant. 

Governor-General of tlie Dutcli 
Indies. 

„ of Cura^oa- 

,, ,, Surinam 

Celebes, &c 

Governors of Colonies - 

Naval Flags—Ships : 

Ensign and Jack - 
Man-of-War Pendant 
Marine Reserve 

Merchant 

Pilot - ... 


NICARAGUA. 
Ensign 
Merchant - 


116 

116 
j-117 


116 


1116 
117 

117 

168 


120 

121 


Name of Country, &c., and 
Description of Flag. 


N ORW AY— continued. 

Naval Flags—Ships : 

Ensign ... 

Masthead Pendant 

Jack .... 

PANAMA - 

PARAGUAY. 

Ensign and Pendant - 
Admiral - - - 

Merchant 

PERSIA. 

Standard, Royal - 
Ensign - 

Merchant - - - 

PERU. 

President 
Minister of War ■ 

Ensign - 

Merchant - - - 

Naval Flags 

PORTUGAL. 

Standard, Royal 

Royal Family—Personal Flag 


Plate. 


119 
1118 


121 


122 


123 


■123 

124 

125 
125 


NORWAY. 


Naval Flags—Personal : 


Standard, Royal and Pendant 


118 


Naval Flags—Personal : 


Minister of Defence 
Commander-in-Chief - 
Admiral - - 

Vice-Admiral 
Rear-Admiral - - 

General Commanding-in-Chief 
Senior Officer - 
Junior Officer - - 




1119 


Minister of Marine 
General Major of Royal Navy 
Admiral ... 
Vice-Admiral - 
Rear-Admiral 
Inspector of the Arsenal 
Captain Commanding-in-Chief 
Senior Officer - 

Governor of Provinces abroad 
Governor of Districts abroad - 
Chief of Maritime Department 
Port Captain - - 


-126 

J 

j-127 

~\ 

-128 





















10 

Name of Country, See., and 

Plate. 

Name of Country, &c, and 
Description of Flag. 

Plate. 

Description of Flag. 

PORTUGAL — continued. 


RUSSIA— continued. 


Naval Flags — Ships : 


Naval Flags — Personal — cont. 


Ensign and Pendant - 

125 

Commander-in-Chief of a Pori 

j-137 

J nek * • ~ 

128 

Commander of a Pori - I 



Officer commanding a Fleet - 

140 

Merchant 

125 




Naval Flags—Ships : 


Pilot - - - 

168 

Ensign and Pendant - 

137 



Jack - - 

137 

ROUMANIA. 


Guard Ship ... 

138 



Russian Volunteer Fleet 

139 

Standard, Royal 

j-129 



„ „ Prince’s 

Diplomatic and Consular, &c.: 


Ensign .... 

j-130 


Admiral - - - - 

Ambassador ... 

1 

Pilot .... 

169 

Envoy Extraordinary - 
Charge d’Affaires 

1135 

RUSSIA. 


Consul-General - 

139 

Standards : 


Custom House - 

140 

Imperial, for use on shore 

131 

Merchant - - - - 

140 

Emperor’s and Pendant afloat 
Empress’ and Pendant - 

1132 

Pilot .... 

169 

Czarewich’s and Pendant 

"\ 



„ „ if 




holding title of General 
Admiral. 

-133 

SALVADOR. 

• 

Czarevna’s and Pendant 


Ensign and Pendant 

j-141 

Grand Dukes and Pendant - 


Merchant - - - - 

Grand Duchesses and Pendant 
Flag and Pendant of Prince 

- 134 



of Imperial Blood if holding 
title of General Admiral. 


SAMOS. 




See Turkey. 


Naval Flags—Personal : 




Yiceroy of the Far East 
Minister of Marine and Pendant 

1136 

SAXONY. 


Admiralty ... 
Admiral - - 

J 

1 

See German Empire. 


Vice-Admiral 

Rear-Admiral - - - 

1 137 



Commodore ... 
Broad Pendant of Senior Officer 

138 

1 

SAXE COBURG and GOTHA. 


,, „ of Commander- 

in-Chief of a Pori. 

i-138 

See German Empire. 


Military Commander-in-Chief 




holding a Naval appoint- 


SERVIA. 


ment. 

L137 



Military General holding a 


Standard, Royal 

j. 142 

Naval appointment. 

id 

Merchant - - - 
















11 


Name of Country, &ic. y and 
Description of Flag. 


Plate. 


SIAM. 

Standards : 

Royal 
Queen’s - 
Crown Prince’s 
Members of Royal Family 

Naval Flags—Personal : 

Admiralty 

{ Admiral - 
Vice-Admiral - 
Rear-Admiral 
Commodore’s Pendant 
Senior Officer 
Officer’s Pendant 

Naval Flags—Ships: 


Ensign 


Diplomatic, Consular, &c. 

Official 

Diplomatic 

Consular 


Merchant - - - - 

Pilot - 

SPAIN. 

Standard, Royal 

Naval Flags—Personal : 

Crown Minister 
Minister of Marine 
Admiral Commander-in-Cliief 
Vice-Admiral and Vice- 

Admiral Subordinate. 
Rear-Admiral and Rear- 

Admiral Subordinate. 
Captain General 
Admiral Commander-in-Chief 
Captain, 1st Class Pendant - 
Senior Officer’s Pendant 
Other Officer’s Pendant 


143 
j-144 
145 


1 


145 

147 


1148 
149 


147 


146 

149 

169 


150 


151 


} 


152 


Name of Country, &c., and 
Description of Flag. 


SPAIN— continued. 

Naval Flags—Ships : 

Ensign and Pendant - 

Governors, Diplomatic and 
Military, &c. : 

Military Commander-in-Chief 
Colonial Governors-General - 
Ambassadors - 
Lieutenant General 
Field-Marshal Commanders- 
General. 

Brigadiers 

Cardinals and Primate of Spain 
Knights of Golden Fleece 

Mail Vessels 

Merchant - - - 

Pilot - 

SWEDEN. 

Standard, Royal, and Pendant 

Naval Flags—Personal : 

Minister of Marine 
Admiral 
Vice-Admiral 
Rear-Admiral - 
Commodore’s Pendant - 
Senior Officer - 
Officer in Command of Inde 
pendent Division. 

Officer in Command of a 
Division. 

Naval Flags—Ships : 

Ensign 

Pendant 

Merchant 

Pilot - - - 

SWITZERLAND. 

Ensign .... 


Plate. 


151 


i-153 


152 

153 
169 

154 


155 


156 


155 

156 

156 

169 


157 






















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12 


Name of Country, &c., and 
Description of Flag. 

Plate. 

Name of Country, &c., and 

Plate. 

Description of Flag. 

TUNIS. 


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 




— continued. 


Standard, Royal - 

Ensign .... 

1158 

Naval Flags — Personal — cont. 


Merchant - - - - 

J 

Rear-Admiral 




„ 2nd in Com- 




mand. 

>■ 163 

TRIPOLI. 


„ 3rd in Com- 

| 



mand. 

J 

See Turkey. 


Senior Officer’s Pendant 
Consular 

j-164 

TURKEY. 


Naval Flags — Ships : 


Standards: 


Ensign and Pendant - 
Jack - - - - 

j-162 

Flown at the Main 

j-159 

Revenue and Pendant - 

] 

„ „ Ensign Staff 

Naval Convoy 

Naval Despatch 

1164 

Naval Flags—Personal: 


Merchant 

162 

Commodore, 1st Class 
„ 2nd „ 

j-160 

Pilot - - - - 

169 

Naval Flags — Ships : 


URUGUAY. 


Ensign and Pendant - 

159 

Ensign and Pendant - 


Naval College 

160 

Merchant - - - - 

Senior Officer's Flag 

-165 

Merchant 

159 

Jack - - - - 


Principalities, Provinces, &c. : 


VENEZUELA. 


Khedive of Egypt 

160 

Standard 

1 

Egypt - 


Ensign - - - - 

1166 

Bulgaria 

Samos - - - - 

-161 

Merchant 

I 

Tripoli 

Crete - - - - 

J 

WALDECK. 




See German Empire. 


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 




Standard: 


WURTEMBERG. 


President 

162 

See German Empire. 


Naval Flags—Personal : 


ZANZIBAR. 


Secretary of Navy 

1 

Standard - - - - 

1 

Admiral ... 

L 163 

Ensign .... 

L112 

Vice-Admiral - . . 

I 

Merchant - - - 


























13 


II. 

A Statement of the Dimensions of Flags generally, with 

certain exceptions. 


The practice has been, in regard to the dimensions of Flags generally, 
to make the length twice the breadth at the head. The following appear 
to be exceptions to this rule :— 

BRITISH FLAGS. 


Description and Dimensions. 


Admiral ... Length is 1£ times breadth. 

Signal Flags and Pendants - See tables of dimensions on the Plates showing designs. 


For Foreign Flags, see the Plates showing designs. 


GENERALLY THE PROPORTIONS OF THE SEVERAL PARTS 
OF THE UNDERMENTIONED ENGLISH FLAGS WILL BE 
AS FOLLOW:— 


Description 

The Width of the 
several Crosses. 

Proportions generally 
in the 

Union Flag. 

Dimensions 
in a Union 
Flag of 

10 Breadths, 

Of Flags. 

Of Cross. 

as an 

example (yl). 

UNION 

FLAGS 

St. George’s J 
Cross. 

(a) The red of the 

St. George’s 

Cross to be 

(b) The white bor¬ 
der to the St. 
George’s Cross 
to be 

1 ith the width of the 
J Flag. 

v -J> ; th the width of 

1 the Flag, or £rd 
| the red of the St. 

J George’s Cross. 

ft. in. 

I 1 6 

1 0 6 

J 


Note (A\ _ A Flag of 10 Breadths measures 7 ft. 6 ins. in width by 15 feet in length. 





















14 


Description 


Of Flags. 


Of Cross. 


The Width of the 
several Crosses. 

Proportions generally 
in the 

Union Flag. 

(c) The red of the 
St. Patrick’s 

Cross to be 

r-f ^th the width of the 

J Flag, or $rd the 

1 red of the St. 

1 Geoi-ge’s Cross. 

(d) The narrow 

white border of 
the St. Patrick’s 
Cross to be 

' -Jjjth the width of the 
Flag, or ith the 
red of the St. 

- George’s Cross. 

(e) The broad 

white of the St. 
Andrew’s Cross 
to be 

W,th the width of the 
Flag, or 4 the red 
of St. George’s 
Cross (or equal to 
-} the red of the St. 
Patrick’s Cross, 
together with one 
of its narrow white 
boi'ders). 


Dimensions 
in a Union 
Flag of 
10 Breadths, 
as an 


UNION 

FLAGS 


( B ) St. An¬ 

drew's AND 
St. Patrick’s 
Crosses. 


ft. 


in. 


6 0 


0 3 


0 9 


Description 


Of Flag. 


Of Cross. 


Proportions generally. 


ENSIGNS, WHITE « 


ENSIGNS, RED AND 
BLUE. 


ADMIRAL’S FLAGS - 
PENDANTS, BROAD - 


St. George’s Cross to be - 

The widths of the Crosses in 
the Union to be 


The Union Flag to be 

The widths of the Crosses in 
the Union to be 

St. George’s Cross to be - 
Ditto ditto 


^ths the width of the Flag. 

{ Determined by the propor¬ 
tions given above for the 
Union Flags. 

{ In length half the length of 
the Flag, and in width half 
the width of the Flag. 

{ Determined by the propor¬ 
tions given above for the 
Union Flags. 

ith the width of the Flag. 
£th the width of the Flag. 


Note ( A ).—A Flag of 10 Breadths measures 7 ft. 6 ins. in width by 15 feet in length. 

Note (B ).—As the Breadths of the Bed and Narrow White stripes of the St. Patrick’s and 
A n ^ rews Crosses are together equal to the Broad White of the St. Andrew’s Cross, the centreline 
of these three parts, which will be one edge of the Red Cross, should form a diagonal to the Union 
h lag, observing that the Broad White should be on the upper part of the Cross in the quarters at 
the Head of the Union Flag, and on the lower part of the Cross in the quarters at the Fly. 







































15 

DIMENSIONS OF THESE FI,AGS, DETERMINED FROM THE 
FOREGOING PROPORTIONS, TO BE AS FOLLOW:— 


ENGLISH' UNION FLAGS. PENDANTS, MAST HEAD. 


Number 

of 

Breadths 

Sr. George's 
Cross. 

St. Andrew’s and 

St. Patrick’s Crosses. 


Number 

of 

Breadth 

at 

Head. 

Red Cross. 

1 Red. 

White. 

Bed. 

Narrow 

White. 

Broad 

White. 


Yards 

long. 

Length. 

Breadth. 

! 

ft. 

ins. 

ft. ins. 

ft. 

. ! 
ms. 

ft. 

ins. 

ft. ins. 



ft. 

ins. 

ft. 

ins. 

ft. 

ins. 

1 is 

o 

6 

0 10 

0 10 

0 

5 

1 3 


20 

0 

4 

. 4 

6 

o 

14 

lb 1 

2 

Q 

3 

0 9 

0 

9 

0 

H 

1 14 


18 

0 

4 

4 

6 

0 

14 

14 

2 

9 

0 8 

0 

8 

0 

4 

1 0 


16 

0 

4 

4 

0 

0 

14 

12 

1 

§ 

0 7 

0 

7 

0 

34 

0 104 


14 

0 

4 

o 

•J 

6 

0 

14 

10 

1 

6 

0 6 

0 

6 

0 

3 

0 9 


12 

0 

4 

3 

.0 

0 

14 

8 

1 

1 

0 4 * 

0 

4 * 

0 

21 

•0 61 


10 

0 

4 

3 

0 

0 

14 

6 

o 

9 

0 8 

0 

3 

0 

11 

0 44 


8 

0 

4 

o 

u 

6 

0 

14 

5 

0 

71 

0 21 

0 

21 

0 

U 

0 3 f 


6 

0 

4 

2 

6 

0 

14 

4 

0 

6 

0 2 

0 

o 

0 

1 

0 3 


4 

0 

24 

2 

0 

0 

1 

3 

0 

U 

0 14 

0 

H 

0 

on 

0 21 

' 

3 

0 

24 

1 

6 

0 

1 


ENSIGNS, ENGLISH WHITE. 


"Number 

of 

Breadths. 

St. George's 

Cross in 

Ensign. 

UNION. 

Widths of Stripes in the Crosses. 

; For inserting 
in these 

| Ensigns will lie 

St. 

George’s Cross. 

St. Andrew’s 
St. Patrick's Cr 

AVD 

1 / {■'S L jl 





Red. 

White. 

Red. 

Narrow 

White. 

Broad 

White. 

as follow. 


ft. 

ins. 

ft. 

ins. 

ft. 

ins. 

ft. 

ins. 


ins. 

ft. 

ins. 

No. of Bdths. 

22 

o 

hJ 

3 

1 

4i 

0 

54 

0 

54 

0 

03 

-4 

0 

81 

9A 

20 

2 

1 

1 

3 

0 

5 

0 

5 

0 

24 

0 

74 

84 

18 

1 

10 

1 

1 

0 

41 

0 

41 

0 

21 

0 

64 

8 

16 

1 

6 

0 

104 

0 

34 

0 

3 V 

0 

n 

0 

51 

7 

14 

1 

6 

0 

9 

0 

3 

0 

3 

0 

14 

0 

44 

6 

* 12 

1 

3 

0 

74 

0 

2h 

0 

24 

0 

h 

'0 

3f 

5 

10 

1 

0 

0 

6 

0 

o 

0 

2 

0 

i 

0 

3 

4 

8 

0 

cv 

nj 

0 

5 

0 

n 

0 

If 

0 

03 

0 

Ol 

"a 

34 

6 

0 

7-4 

0 

44 

0 

14 

0 

14 

0 

Of 

0 

21 

24 

5 

0 

6 

0 

34 

0 

H 

•o 

u 

0 

04 

0 

If 

2 

4 

0 

44 

0 

3 

0 

1 

0 

i 

0 

01 

0 

H 

If 

3 

1 

0 

4 

0 

24 

0 

03 

0 

01 

0 

04 

0 

U 

14 




























































10 


ADMIRAL’S FLAGS. 


BROAD PENDANTS. 








Number 

of 

Breadths. 

Width of Red 

Cross. 

Number 

of 

Breadths. 

Width of Red 
Cross. 
(Parallel.) 

Breadth of the 
Pendants at the 
Points of the Fly. 

Length*of the 
: Points at the Fly 
to the Crutch. 








. 



.A , .■%' 



ft. 

ins. 


ft. 

ins. 

ft. 

ins. 

ft. 

ins. 


18 

2 

3 

18 

b 

3 

8 

0 

9 

0 


16 

O 

W 

0 

16 

o 

0 

; 7 

1 

8 

o 


14 

1 

9 

14 

1 

9 

C 

3 

7 

0 


12 

1 

6 

12 

1 

6 

5 

4 

6 

0 


10 

1 

3 

10 

1 

3 

4 

6 

5 

0 


8 

1 

0 

1 8 

1 

0 

3 

7 

4 

0 


6 

0 

9 

6 

0 

9 

2 

9 

3 

0 ■ 1 


4 

0 

6 

5 

0 

7$ 

2 

3 

2 

6 


3 ' 

0 

4 

I ' 4 

0 

6 

1 

10 

o 

Ml 

0 





3 

0 

4 

1 

4 

1 

6 





FLAGS FOR MILITARY, DIPLOMATIC, AND CONSULAR OFFICERS, 
GOVERNORS OF COLONIES, AND COLONIAL VESSELS, <fcc. 

Thu Badges for these Flags are to be of the following dimensions, viz.;— •; 

For a Flag 12 ft. x 6 ft., the diameter to be 2 ft. 8 ins., and for a Jack 0 ft. x 6 ft. 
flown by Vessels belonging to Public Departments, the diameter to be 1 ft. 6 ins. 










f 




































17 

III. 

Memorandum relative to the origin of the Union Flag* 

in its present form. 

.— ■ \ 1 " * r -- 

UNION .FLAG. 

The original National Flag of England was the Danner of St, George 

(argent, {ucrora.gulesMo whidtL the Banner of St. Andrew ^ujure,. a saltire 
urgent) vea- utni,le d. in ] ;rsuar-ee of a Royal i’rOfilaYnaii oit, dated li’ih April, 
lliuG,%oi which the* fnibnvbig is an extract:— : 

“ Whereas some difference hath'hinsen between Our subjects of South 
“.and North Britain, travelling by sfeis. about the hearing of their flags; 
“• for the avoiding of all such contentions hereafter, We .have, vvitli the 
“ advice of Our Council, ordered thaft from ’ m-uforth, all Our subjects 
“ of this Isle.and Kingdom of (3re*ft ^Britain, and the*members thereof, 

“ shall bear in their maintops the Red Cross, commonly called Saint 
“ George’s Cross, and the White Cross, commonly called Saint Andrew’s 
“ Cross, joined together, according to a form made by Our Herald!, and 
“ sent by Ls to Our Admiral, to bo published to Our said subjects : and 
“ in their foretops Our subjects of South Britain shall wear the Red Cross 
“ only, as they were wont; and Our subjects of Nortli Britain in their 
“ foretops the Whitt? Cross only, as they were accustomed.” 

Union with Scotland. 

On the 17th March, 3 70G-7, the Lords of the Committee of the Privy 
Council ordered the Kings of Arms and die Heralds to consider of the 
alterations to be made in the Ensigns Armorial, and the conjoining the 
Crosses of St. George and St. Andrew, to be used in all Flags, Banners, 
Standards and Ensigns at sea and on land. 

On the 17th April 1707, tin- b ■ in Council, upon a report from the 
Lords of the Privy Council, w 1 o attended by the Kings of Arms and 
Heralds, with divers drafts • ; .nod by them, relating to the Ensigns 

Armorial for the United Kin.:. • .-a, and conjoining the Crosses of St..George. 
and St. Andrew, pursuant to rlie Act. for uniting the two Kingdoms, was 
pleased to approve of the following particulars {inter alia) “that the Flags' 
be according to' ihcydraCt marled C, wherein the Crosses of St. George 
and St. Androxv are ednjoi^d,” as shown in the following <1 rawing marked 

*KoX|^&'. l-'log i..-i ■> m-ilffer.-ntly eith r •• I !•':. = •: .-r • Union 

Jack." .‘V JflcK is i Slag to }.» fhnvn only on tho, ; ‘ Jack " stsi ft, i.e.. a .staff on the bowsprit 
or foreplmi of uk Ship. It i.s_ believed that' the .term •rjack " is derived from the 
a!»l>r>viatcu name ui the lie! ruing Kins;-Jam the’ 1st. under whose direction 

the Hag was constnieted, and who signed his mine " Jacques." Another derivation may 
have beep from the •*' Jack." or leather snreont woftb Rover the haulterk from the 14th to 
the 17th century molvshb. and which* was emblazoned v Itb the St. George’s Cross-. 
Jack is a contuagtion of *‘ Jazerine." dovjjjotion of Ohiazerine (It.)—a clinker-built 
boat, the Jack Ming formed of overlapping plates of metal covered with cloth, velvet or 
ieatkertjjp • 

In lOdO tlm Duke of York (afterwards'James 2nd) gave an order that the Union Flag 
should be worn only by the King's ships. ” - 

'if • 488i>2 II 





A, which is a copy of the drawing, marked C, catered in the College of 
Arms, with the Order.-, in Council. 



Union with Ireland. 

On the dih of November, 1800, the King in Council whs ph ased to. 
approve the report of a Committee of the Privy t Ymncil, that tin- Union 
Flag should be altered according to draft marked C (of which ihe following 
drawing marked B is a eopyh in which tin* Cross of 8t. George. is conjoined 
with the Crosses of St. Anrlnw and St. Patrick, and which is thus dcaeri bed 
in the proclamation issued on the first day of January, 1801 :— 

“ And that the Union Flag shall be aznro; the crosses sfeltiies of Saint 
“ Andrew and Saint Patrick, quarterly per saltire c mn.ciehanged argent 
“ artti gules; the latter .'fimbriated < f the second surmounted by the Cross 
‘ L of St. George of the third FupbriateJ as thmsaltire.” 



























19 




On the acc'-mpanying drawing, 0, which shows the formation of the 
I'nion ‘Mag, turn the Cross of St. George upwards, and that of St. Patrick 
dowri#at$8, the banner of St. Andrew will then he uncovered'; place on 
this the Cross of St. George, and we have the National Flag of 1006 ; turn 
hack the St. George, then place the (Voss of St. Patrick on the bine Held 
of the St. Andrew’s banner u.-onnterchangi ng the white bars of the Cross 
of St. Andrew with the red bars of that of St. Patrick), place the Cross of 
.St. Gorge over all. and we have the Union Flag of 1801, and of the 
present time. 


Precis® 


Thr- Widths of the several Crosses. 


Proportion scnerjilly in the Union Flag. 

* [ofl (Thread tie.* 


(it.) The Rod of the St. Urge’s l| ltli the width of the Flu* * - 
Gross to be J a ' 


(h) The White- Border to the St. 
Goorere’s Cross to be 


r j vVb 

1 I or ?,r 


tli the width the Flag. ' 

d the Red of the St. George s 
Cross. 


, , rm r> i j-j .1 r> a. • , n f ,‘,th the width of the Flag, 

| or *«1 the Red of the St George a 


to of? 


Gross. 


. . ,. M ., ... , .. r .’ th the width of ii.-G Flag, 

(,l) Ihe Na« \\ hde Border ot I !ir . H , a of tli(; St. Georges 

the St. Patrick s Cross to be h y$ vo ^ 

r y^th the width of the Flag. 

.. , -nr, r , or h the Red of the St. Georges 

oo The broad \\ hile of !»•* St. . Ctm>«s > -r equal to the Red of the St. 

Andrew s Cioss to bo . | Patrick's Cross, together-with one 

of its Narrow White Borders. 


PT. IX, 

1 G 

0 G 


1 Non:.—A IJre.idth signifies a Breadth of Bunting. viz.. 9 inches, and,tints a Flag of 10 Breadth* 
measures 10 feet long by 7 feet <5 inches broad. 




Y* 


. 

*£» * , 










Vi rPv 


B 2 

















20 


IV. 

Memorandum as to Red, White, and Blue Ensigns. 


In 1087, an inquiry was made by J\Ir. Bepvs, Secretary to the Admiralty, 
as to the Flags worn in the reign of Charles I.; and in a manuscript in 
the British Museum, it is stated, that in the Duke of Buckingham’s 
expedition to the Isle of Rho. in 1027, fhe fleet was divided into the 
Red, Blue, and White Squadrons. The following is an extract from that 
manuscript:— 

“The Duke, now lying at Portsmouth, divided his Fleete into 
Squadrons. Himselfe Admiral! and Generali in Chiefe worn in y p 
Triumph hearing the Standard of England in y* maine topp, and Adniirall 
particular of the bloody colours. 

“ The Earle of Lindsey was Vice-Admiral! to the Fleete in the 
Raiubowe, bearing the King's usual colours in his fore topp, and a Blew 
Flag in his maine topp, and was Adniirall of the blew colours. 

“The Lord Harvey was Rear Admirail in y* Repulse, bearing the 
King’s usual colours in his mizen and a Wliitc Flag in the niiaine topp, 
and was Adniirall of y“ Squadron of white colours. - ’ 

There were two other Squadrons, one under the Earl of Dauby with 
the St. George’s Flag, the other under Captain Pennington (made Admiral 
of his Squadron), with the St. Andrew’s Cross. 

It will be observed that in this instance the blue Flag took precedence 
of the white. 

In 1065, in the large Fleet commanded by the Duke of York in person, 
as Lord High Admiral, Prince Rupert was Admiral of the white Squadron, 
and Sir Thomas Allen of the blue : and an old drawing shows the Three 
Divisions of the Fleet wearing Ensigns of their respective colours. 

But, although the large Fleets were thus divided, Admirals on Foreign 
Stations continued to wear the.’Union Flag at the main, fore, or mizen, 
according to their rank as Full, Vice, or b ar-Admiral. 

Many instances are mentioned of the inconvenience arising from the 
use of the Royal Flag by private ships, and in 1000, the Duke of York 
gave an order that the Union Flag should he worn only by the King’s 
ships. 

It is clear that the sole obiect for which the three colours were formerly 
used was to distinguish the divisions of the Fleet, which often numbered 
as many as 200 sail. 

A variety of Ensigns much increases the danger of confusion in action, 
and it may he observed that, in order to prevent 'that confusion, Lord 
Nelson, on-going into action at “Trafalgar,” ordered the whole of his fleet 





21 

to hoist the white ensign ; and it was under that flag, 1 lie “ Old Banner of 
England,” but with the Union in the upper corner, that the victory was 
gained. 

Latterly, owing to the comparatively small number of ships forming 
a fleet, the distinctive colours became of much less importance, while the 
frequent change of flags on foreign stations was very puzzling to foreigners, 
often led to mistakes, and in many ways was inconvenient; accordingly, 
on the 9th of July 1864, by Her Majesty’s Order in Council of that date, 
it was directed that the classification of ships under the denominations of 
Red, White, and Blue Squadrons should be discontinued, and that in 
future the “ White ” ensign should he used by all of Her Majesty’s ships 
of war in commission ; the Blue ensign by British merchant ships com¬ 
manded by officers of the Royal Naval Reserve, after obtaining permission 
from the Admiralty ; and the Red ensign by all other ships and vessels 
belonging to Her Majesty’s subjects. 








->9 


V. 


i. o 


Alphabetical List of Officers, &c., showing against each 
the Flags authorised to be flown. 




By whom used. 


Description of Flag. for 


,-1----- % 

r,, , : A'ntlnnii v, 

, unless otherwise state*!. 

is tlic King’s Bcgulntions, 
page, Arc., of which urn 
shown below. 


Design. 


Adiniuist ratori of Colonies, Ac. - 
Admiralty 


See Colonies. 

Lord High Admiral's 
Flag. 


Admiral of the Fleet - - Union Flag - - ; 

Admirals - - * - St. George's Cross 

I 

African Company, British East :— 

; I 

Principal Representative when n 
embarked m Boats or other ,: rn ,. T1 Fln „ with ]j a(l g C . \ 

' cSSelJ3, % Plate Kl/ 


3a ! Page 26, Art. 102. 

Page 26, An. 102. 
1 Page 26, Aid. 103. 


Aimed Vessels, as a Jack 


Ensign, Blue, with Badge, 
Plate 13. 


j Admiralty Warrant 
( bill March 1890. 


Merchant and Trading Vessels. Ensign, llol, with Badge, 
whether armfcd or not. Plate 13. 

Australian Commonwealth :— 

Governor-General - - - , Union, wi:h Badge, Plate (1 

Government Vessels - - - , Ensign, Blue, Special - j 

Merchant Vessels - - - ! „ lied, Special - j 


British Colonies and Possessions See Colonies and India. 
Abroad. 

r Trustees of 

Bombay -j i- Sa. India. 

I Conservators of - . j 

British South Africa Company ;— 

Administrator when embarked in Union Flag, with Badge, 
Boats or other Vessels of the Plate 14. 

Company. 

' 

Vessels (not being Trading Vessel.-i En-ign, Bine, with Badge, 
belonging to, or in the service Plato 14. 
of, the Company. . 

Merchant Ships and Trading Ensign, Eed, with Badge. 
Vessels of the Company. 1 Plate 11. 


10 


Admiralty Letter, 11 Mi 

’ Sept. iyp2. 


10 | J 


1 


^Admirah v Warrant, 
11th X„v. 1!H*2. 







































Board of Trade Vessel employed Blue Ensign, with 
as Tender to Bahamas and Badge, Plate 25. 
Sombrero Lighthouses. 


Plate 

for 

j Design. 


Authority, 

unless otherwise stated, 
is the King’s Regulations, 
page, etc., of which are 
shown below. 



Admiralty Warrant, 
20th July 1898. 


Borneo :— 

Sarawak. Rajah of 
North Borneo Company :— 


Special 


* Principal Representative when 
embarked iu Boats or other 
Vessels. 


Union Flag, with Badge, 
f Plate 17 a. 


Armed Vessels as a Jack - 


,, „ and Principal 

Representative in Ins Yacht. 


Ensign, Blue, with Badge, 
Plate 17 a. 


Merchant and Trading Vessels - 
Sabah, Governor of - 


Ensign, Red. with Badge, 
Plate 17 a. 

Special - 


Can tain of the Fleet 
Chief Commissioner in India 


Pendant, Broad White 
See India. 


8 


Admiralty Letter, 
20th June 1884. 


Royal Charter, 1st Nov. 
1881. 

- 

Ad miralty Warrant, 
5th Jim. 1882. 


8 

4 Page 27, Art. 107 . 


Cinque Ports 

Colonic s and Possessions 

Abroad :— 


Special 


- 30 


iJigli Commissioner 
Governor 

Lieutenant-Governor 
Administrator - 


When i 
embarked 
- in Ships 
or 

Boats 


Vessels provided, maintained, and 
used under Colonial Defence Act 
of IS Go :—• 


Commissioned for War 

Not commissioned for War - 
Merchant Vessels- 


Union Flag, with Radge, 1 
Plate G. 


Pendant, Masthead, Biue- 

Ensign, Bine, with Badge* I 
Plates 10 to 24. I 


. Page 28, Ar.fr. 114, 
) par. e. 

i Page 20, Art. 115 . 


:» j> » i) li 


O 


Red Ensign 


Page 31, An, 122 , 
par. a. 


Page 31, Art, 122 , 
par b. 


5 Page 33. Art. 128 . 


m No authority is known for the use of this Flag, 










































24 


* v ■ 

- 

Plato 

By whom used. 

Description of Flag. 

for 



* *!, 

j Design.! 

Commissioners for executing the 
Office of Lord High Admiral. 

See Admiralty. 


Commissioned Officers serving as 
Mail Agents. 

See Mail Agents. 


Commodores - 

■ ' - 

Pendant. Broad White 

4 

Consular Officers aflSat - 

L 

Ensign. Blue, with t 
Badge, Plate 7. J 

5 { 

Departments. Public 

1 

See Offices. Public. 


Diplomatic 

Functionaries ^ 

"OifcBlWe • 

Union Flag, with" 
Badge, Plate 6. 

1 i ' 

I i 
' , ' 


„ A float 

| 

n » f, •? ‘ ^ 

,1 

Fishery Board for 
their Cruisers. 

Scotland, for 

* 

Ensi gu, Bine, w i th 

Badge, Plate 26. 

5 -j 

Generals, Ac., 
Stations. 

commanding 

See Military Officers. 


Governors of Colonies and Pos¬ 
sessions Abroad. 

Sec Colonies and India. 


Governor-General of India 

See India. 


High Commissioners of Colonies 
and Possessions Abroad. 

1 

See Colonics. 


Hired Surveying Vessels - 

See Surveying Vessels, 
Hired. 


Hired Transports 

£ + 

- 

See Transports. Hired. , 


Humber Conservancy, on Board 
their Salvage Vessels. 

Ensign, Bed, with 
Badge, Plate 27. j 

5 ^ 



Authority. ] 
unless otherwise slated, 
is llie King's Regulations, 
\ &c., of which are 
shown below. 


and 108. 


'Foreign .Office Let¬ 
ters, 10th .Tan. and 
1st April 1S7 i. 
Admiralty Letter, 
28th Jan. 1874. 


c? ■ 

par. b. 


26th March 1885. 




80th Jan. 1888. 






























By whom used. 


I Plate i Authority, 

unless ofherwiHe stated. 

_ ! *- ,1. . Tr:. > » a • 


Description of Flag. 


unless otherwise stated, 
for is the Kind's Regulations. 

nnuiVn l )a ^ Kc -> of which are 
u - b ' gn - shown below. 


fernor-Geheral and Viceroy of 
or I.ieutenant-Goveiuor ! 

r 

Commissioner or Political i 
iccr. j 


Union Flag, with Badge, j 
Plate f>. i 




Local and Departments 

Subordinate to them. , Ensign, Blue, with Badge i 

rl Plate 17a. t: 


“Abyssinia" ami • ■ Magdala," 
while firing shotted guns for 
exercise. 

Indian Marine as a Jack 


Trustees of Port of Bombay - 

Conservators of Port of Bombay - 

Commissioners for the Port' of 
Calcutta. 

Ireland, Lord Liexitenaut of - -j 


Lieutenant-Governor of Colonies, 
See. 

Lord High Admiral or Commis¬ 
sioners for executing the ; 
Office of Lord High Admiral, j 

Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 

Lloyd's Register, on board their 

Boats. 

Lloyd’s Register, on board their 
Boats. 


.special - 

Special 

Special - 

Bed Ensign, with Badge, 
Plate 9a. 


Union Flag, with 
Badge, Piute 6 


itli} 


Sea Colonies and India. 
See Admiralty. 

See Ireland. 

Ensign. Blue, with 
Badge, Plate 27. 

Special 


9 

9 

9a 

5 


j Page 19, Art. 68 . 

j Page 28, Art. Ill, 
( par. 2. 


f Admiralty Warrant, 
I 21st April IBM, 

Admiralty Warrant. 
9Lh April 1881. 

Admiralty Letter, 30th 
. July, 1833. 


Admiralty Warrant, 2Let 
April 1S3L 


Mail Agents. Commissioned^ 
Officers serving as 


Mail Vessels, Royal - 


Ensign, Blue 

J Pendant, Mast¬ 
head, Blue. 

Special 


27 


I Admiralty Letter, .19th 
( Aug. 1880. 

Admiralty! Warrant, 1st 
Feb. 1890. 

f Page 28, Art. Ill, 

• par. 2. 

L Page 28, Art. 113. 


-i with 


r 5 


Badge. 




" Plate 

* 

5 

» 

J 25. 


i 

- 


Admiralty Warrant, 
9th Sept. 1882. 

Admiralty Letter, 

doth Oct. 1896. 


► Page 32, Ait. 126 . 


30 ! Admiralty . Letter. 
26 th April 1881. 


















































V. 




'•& . 


By whom used. 


Marine, Indian 


Plate Authority*®? 

‘ unless otherwise?^ 
Inscription of Flag. for is the King's Itcgf J® 

Dc-itm cf ™ 

- c8 ’ gu '' shown beJo l .t#f? 

SPj 

See India. 


m 


Merchant Vessels commanded Ensign, Blue - 
by Officers on Retired List or 
of R.N. Reserve. 


5 : Page 32, Art. 1 


Merchant Vessels 
Merchant Vessels, &c. 


Ensign, Red 
Pilot Flag 


Military Officers when embarked j j„ e ^Pl'^c 7 


Nurt! i Borneo Company 
Nvrlli Sea Fishery .- 


See Borneo. 



Page 33, Art. 3. Sv 
1G7 Page 33, Art. ' f" 

L A'l 

r Page 28, Art. IPi; ' 

\ par. a. 

L Page 29, Art. 115. 


} 


Vessels employed on North Sea special 
Fisheries. 


Offices, Public, Vessels in the Ensign, Blue, with 


30 


employ of. 


Badge, Plates 2b!o 2D. 


Admiralty Letter, 18th 
September 1902. 


Page 31, Art, 123 . 


Officers on Retired List or of See Merchant Vessels. 
R.N. Reserve commanding ! 

Merchant Vessels. 


Prince of "Wales. IT.R.R. The - Standard, Prince of 

1 Wales. 

Political Officer of India, Chi:£ - See India. 


11 


9 


Page 9, Art. 45 , v , 
par*. 2. 


Public Departments 

Royal Family, Members of 
Royal Yacht Squadron 

Sabah. Governor of 
Sarawak, Rajah of 
Senior Officer 


Sec Offices, Public. 


Page 9, Art. 45 , > 


I \m 

Standards, Special - 2&3 Art lllf j 

1 - . 1 


White Ensign- 


g par. 2. 



5 Admiralty Warrant. 
6th .Time 1S2!>. 


See Borneo. 


Pendant, B >ad White -1 Page 28, Art, 112 . 























27 ' 


I I'sciiptiou of Flag. 

"'Union Flag - 

Ensign. White - 

Pendant. Masthead, 
White. 


W V« 


Pilot Flag 
f Standard, Royal 
Lord High Admiral's 
Union Flag - 
'Ensign, Blue 



Authority. 

unless otherwise stated/ 
is the King’s lteg .d ious, 
page, i:e., of whir h art" 
shown below. 


Page 30, Art. -lie. 


Page 30. Art. 119 . 


Page 33, Art, 129 . 


1 1 

| Piigo S, Art. 43, 
-,A [ par. 2 . 

4 ■ J 

I ' 

! : 5 n . 


i 


m, 

■ 

■?’os Conseryaney 
ports, H ired 


Pendant, . Masthead, i .5 
Blue. J 


Page 32. Art. 125 . 


Special 


z 


Ensign, Blue, with ■> 
' Badge, Plate 23. 


l ■ 


r 1 r, 

* | >« »r >> i* 

. \ v l l0 “djurge rvndant, Masthead. 0 
m&- ■■ 1 Oi Commissi oiied ' dhcei . g| uK wlt . b Badge, : 

i Plate 2o. 


>• Pa£e 31, Art. 124 . 





Master 


J 


V' MSClS 


as a Jack 
burgoo 


Master's Flag 

- Kusigii, Red, with Radge 

- . Special 


v cssel employed in carrying Blue Ensign, with 
imills across the Holden Horn Badge, i late 
to and from British Post 
Office at Constantinople. 



! I 

2S 


2P 


2S 

j 


Admiralty Letter, 
IFth January 1000. 


’ Viceroy oE India 
s Vaelu Club. v.-frioUP 




' Sen India. 

•' ! I . 

Bine Ensign. with i 5 » annuls, 

t Badges, various. j 







■ Ro author . is known for the ns-: of these Flags. 


•=* .A • 































■■■■■■ 

28 ' 


■■■ 


VL V«W 

List of Flags showing against each by whom and wi. 

used, and the authority. 


Designation. 

! Plate 

| for 
Design 

I v ' MV * . • 'si 

By whom used. 

King’s KeguJufi 

Page 

' Article. 

1 

Standard, Bo sal 

1 

The Sovereign 

S 

43 

♦ I» 

1 

The Queen - 

8 

44 

Special - 

•2 A 3 

! A [ 1,111 hers of Royal Family 

8 

41 

(Prince o{ 

Wales') 

C> 

H R.H, The Prince of Wales - 

8 

44 

Lord High Admiral’s- 

■ 2 

The Sovereign - - 

« 

43 

D J» t? 

0 

mi 

, Lord. High Admiral or Com* 
inissioners for executing the 

26 

101 1 



ofiice of Lord High Admiral. 


. 9 

Union Flag 

1 

The Sovereign 

8 

43 i 

•* » 

4 

Admiral of the Fleet 

26 

102 

*» 1 ’ 

4 

If.M. Ships in Commission - 

30 

118 | 

(With Badge, plate 6) 

4 

Governor-Genera! and Viceroy 
of India. 

> 


■ <1 M 

4 

Governor or Lieutenant- 

13 

68 1 

(1 Villt Badge, plate 6) 


Governor in India. 

"28 

IU 


4 * 

Chief Commissioner or Political 



(With Badge, plate 6) 


Officer in India. 

/ 

f 28 

' 

113 

" >! 

'• 4 

Lord Lieutenant of Ireland - 



(With Budge, plate 6 ) 



l 28 

in 

!» H 

4 

Governor-General of Australia 

28 

in 

(IPtlA. Budge, plate 6) 




. 

(With Badge, plate 7) 

4 

General Officers commanding 
Stations. 

- 


(II it It Budge, plate 0) 

4 

H.M. Diplomatic Servants 

28. 

29 

114 

115 

(With Budge, plate 6) 

4 

Governors or Higii Commis¬ 
sioners of Colonies and Pos- 



sessions abroad, Ac. 

[• 

1 

• . * - _ 













































X 


29 


Designation. 

Plate 

for 

Design. 

Bv whom used. 

King's B' dilations; 

Page. 

Article. 

Para¬ 

graph. 

St. George’s Cross 

4 

Admiral ... 

~\ 





4 

Tice-Admiral 


>2G 

103 


>> M 

4 

Rear-Admiral 

r 

-- 




Pendant. Broad, White 

4 

Commodores 

27 

lOC&lOS 


1* •• li 

4 

Senior - Officer 

28 

112 


It M 11 

4 

Captain of the Fleet 

27 

107 

— 

„ Masthead, 

5 

H.M. Sliips in Commission - 

30 

110 

— 

W HITE. 






| Masthead. 

5 

Vessels of War maintained 

31 

122 

a 

I Bede 


by any Colony nn dev the 






Colonial Defence Act of 






1805. ■ 




»! M 

5 

Hired Surveying Vessels, 

32 

125 

— 



commanded by Officers of 






H.M. Navy. 




B ft 

5. 

1 Hired Transports in charge of 

31 

124 

— 

■ ( With Badge, plate 25) 


Com missioned Ofli cel’s. 





5 

Commissioned Officers serving 

32 

126 

— 

ft ( With Badge, plate 25) 

• 

as Mail Agents. 




Insign, White 

5 

H.M. Ships in Commission - 

30 

118 

— 

V Bede - 

5 

Hired Surveying Vessels. 

32 

125 

— 



commanded by Officers of 






H.M. Navy. 





5 

British Merchant Ships, com- 


127 

— 


- 

manded by Officers of the 






Royal Navy on the Retired 






List or by Officers of R.N. 






Reserve. 





5 

Public Offices, both as an 

31 

123 

— 

(With Badges, plates 


Ensign and as a Jack. 




25 to 30) 







5 

Hired Transports 

31 

124 

— 

(With Badge, plate 25) 






_ 

5 

Commissioned Officers serving 

32 

126 

-* 

(With Badge , plate 25) 


as Mail Agents. 




* 

5 

Vessels of War maintained 

31 

122 

a 

"(With Badges, plates 


by any Colony under tne 




10 to 24) 


Colonial Defence Act of 





i 

lSt!5. 

1 

1 



















































i '-.V 


- 

no 


. 







Designation. 

Plate 

for 

Design. 

By whom used. 

King 

s Regulation’'. 

Page. | 

Article. 

| Pava 
Jgrapi 

.Ensign, Blue - 

(With Badges, plates 

5 

i 

Other Vessels maintained by 1 
any Colony under the Colo- 

31 : 

J o:> 

i 

10 to 24). 


uial Defence Act of 1805 







( '29 i 

115 

C 


f) 

Consul-Generals, Consuls: and 

16 


2 A 8 

(With Badge plate 7) 


Consular Agents. 




[j>9 

115 

a 

• t ,, Bed 

5 

Merchant Vessels, Ac. 

33 

128 

— 

Pilot Flag 

167 

H.M. Ships - 

l— ' 

> l>t) 

129 ’ 


»j J* 

167 

Merchant Ships - • ; _ 

L 


n 


; Plate 

Designation. for 

! Design, 

i . ^ 


By whom used. 


t- •' .. i \ 

Authority. ; Dhtq. j 


Pendant, Special 


Ensign, Blue 

(With Badge. plate'17 a) 


(With Badge, plate 17 a) j 


(With Badge, plate 17 a) 


Special - 


30 Mu H St camera 

INDIA. 

5 Indian Marine 


Local Indian Maritime 
Governments and De¬ 
partments subordinate 
to them. 


Jalawhile firing 
shotted guns for exer¬ 
cise. 


Admiralty 19 Jin id 
Letter. 1902.f 


9 

9a 

9a 

9a 


Indian Marine as Jack - 

Trustees of the Port of 
Bombay. 

Conservators of the Port 
of Bond *ay. 


Commissioners of the 
Port of Calcutta - 


-'J 


Admiralty 

21 April 

skj 

Warrant. 

1884. J 

* 

Ad mimlty 

9 A prill 

j 

Wammt. 


Admiralty 

30 .Toly 

Pf 
& ■ 

" A 

letter. 

18- X 

j&i 

Admiralty 

21 April 

}m 
1 ■ 

AVarmnt. 

1884. 

W- 

A 

Admiralty 

19 Aug. 

t,w 

1 

% 

better. 

1880. 

w 

1 



f 

1 
















































Designation. 


, f’fnte 
for 

Design. 


Union Flag - - 4 

( With Badge, plate 12) 

Union Flag 

(With Budge, plate 12) 


Ensign, Blue 

(With Badge, plate 12) 
> Ensign. Rei/- 

( Win, Badge, plate 12) 


'OIAJL 



o 

5 


r ■ ■ • ■ 

l (ion Flag 
(With (Badge, plate 17 a) 


ion Flag - 

With Badge, plate 17 a) 

run. Blue 

I 'ilk Badge, plate .1 7a) j 


isign, Red - 
{With Badge, plate 17 a) 

['Union Flag 


(WUli Badge, plate 0) 

Ensign, White - 

Ensign, Blue 

(With Badges, various) 

(With Badge, plate 26) 
(With Badge, plate 111) 


8 

8 

4 

4 

5 


31 


By whom used. 


AFRICA. 

| Imperial British East 
African Company. 

Principal Representative 
when embarked in boats 
or other vessels. 

! ‘Amied vessels as Jack - 

V , *’ v * . 

| Armed vessels. 

Merchant and Trading 
Vessels, whether armed 
or not. 

j - 

BOKSEO. 

Sarawak Rajah of - 

North Romeo Com¬ 
pany:— 

Governor of Sahali. 

Prinri pal reproson tati ve 
when embarked in Boa u 
or other Vessels. 

Armed Vessels as a Jack 

Armed Vessels and Prin- 1 
cipal Representative in 
his Yacht. 

Merchant and Trading ! 
Vessels. 

r 

Consular Officers on shore f 


4*" ' Diplomatic Functionaries 
on shore. 

5 . Royal Yacht Squadron - 

Yacht Clubs (various) 

| Fishery Board for Scot¬ 
land for their Cruisers. 

Pacific Cable Board’s 
Ships. 



Admiralty | 6 March 
W arrant. 1890. 


Admiralty 

Letter. 


20 Oct. 
1884. 


Royal 

1 Nov. 

Charter. 

p 

1881. 

Admiralty 

5 Jan. 

Warrant. 

1882. 




Foreign ' 

1 19 Jan. 

Office 

1 1 April 

- Letters. 

J 1874. 

Admiralty : 

28 Jan. 

Letter. 

* 1874. 

Admiralty 

6 June 

Warrant, i 

J829. 


5 


Various. 

Admiralty 26 March 
Warrant. 1885. 

Admiralty 15 Oct. 
Warrant. i 1903. 




























32 


• —- - ^r»vMVV 






_ 


Designation. 


Plate 

for 

Design, i 


H > whom used. 


Authority. 


Putc. 


Enston, Blite 

(With Badge, plate 27) 

Ensign, Special 


Master's Flag 

Ensign. Rf.t) 

(With Badge, plate 28) 

SrEClAL - 


St. George’s Crobs 
,(With Badge, plate 27) 

Special - 


Ensign. Eel - 

( II iih L lye, plate 27) 


[With Badge, plate 22) 
(With Budge, plate 15) 
[With Badge, plate 9) 
(TT7t/t Badge, plate 8) 


27 


Lloyd’s, on board their Admiralty 9 Sept. 

Boats. Warrant, j 1SS2. 

Lloyd’s on board tlieir Admiralty 30 Get. 

Boats as a Burgee. Letter. 3890. 


trinity house. 
28 ' The Master - 
5 Vessels as an Ensign 


2S 
•28 


Vossein us a Jack - 
■ „ as a Burgee 


L* 


— Thames Conservancy 


30 Royal Mail Vessels 

30 Cinque Ports 

Humber Conservancy on 
board tlieir Salvage 
Vessel. 

Mersey Docks and Hai- 
bour Board. 

Canadian Mererhant Ves¬ 
sels. 4 

New Zealand Merchant 
Vessels. 


Admiralty 26 Ap: 
Letter. 188-i 


Admiralty 30 J; 
Warrant. 1888 


A dmiralty 
Warrarft-. 

Admiralty 

Warrant* 

Admiralty 

Warrant. 


Australian 

Vessels. 


Merchant Admiralty 
Warrant. 


1899. 

4 Tune 
1903. 


\No authority, is known for the use of these Flags. 





























33 


VII. 


Copies of Articles in- the King’s Regulations referred to 
on preceding Pages 28, 29, and 30, as the Authority for 
the Use of the Flags shown thereon. 


Page 8. Article 43. Paragraph 2. 

Whenever the Sovereign shall go on board any Ship of War the Royal 


Standard shall be hoisted at the main, the blag of the Lord High Admiral 
at the fore, and the Union Flag at the mizen of such Ship, or, if oil board 
a vessel with leas than three masts they shall be hoisted in die most 
fonknir-.uohs narts of her: a Roval Salute shall also he fired from such 















34 



Page 9. Article 45. Paragraph 2. 


When any member of the Royal Family shall go on board any of His 
Majesty’s Ships, the Standard of His or Her Royal Highness shall be 
hoisted at the main on board such Ship, and a Royal Salute shall be 
fired from her, on such member of the Royal Family going on board, 
and again upon leaving her. 


Page 13. Article 68. 


The following Rules are established by the Government of India in 



- Flag is to he hoisted at the main ; .. . 

B. When a Governor, or Lieutenant-Governor is on board, within the 

. rn • . • 


limits of his Government, or on duty elsewliere in Te 
under the authority of the Government of India, the A 


Flag is to be hoisted at the fore ; 

C. When a Chief Commissioner or Political Officer is ort.boari 
the limits of Ms jurisdiction, or on duty elsewhere in tl 
tories under the autli >rity of the Government of In 
Viceroy’s Flag is to he hoisted at. the mizen. 

2. With reference, to the foregoing rule (A), whenever the Yic< 
Governor-General shall he embarked on hoard one of His Majesty 
li is distinguishing Flag is to he hoisted at the main, and kept fly it 
the Viceroy G on hoard in Indian waters. 

3. With reference to rule (B), the Viceroy’s Flag is to he lioistc 
forei and with reference to rule (0) at the mizen, in Ships wi 
than two masts, otherwise at the fore, whenever any of the Tun'd 
referred to are Saluted on visiting the Ship. 

1. Wheneveay renuisit ion is receive 1 for the embarkation or con 
of a Governor * (’met Commissioner, or Political Officer, the Senio 
present, may direct the Viceroy’s Flag to be hoisted at the fore o 
respectively of the Ship in which lie is embarked; provided 
Senior Officer, after consultation with and on requisitionvfrom that 
considers i t for the benefit of the service about to lie performed tl 
Flag should, within the prescribed limits, be hoisted. Should th 
Ollieer consider it, in the circumstances, undesirable to hoist the 
is to inform the Official of his reasons, and at once report the saw 
ObMmander-in-Cliiuf for the information of the Admiralty. 

o. In the event of any such Functionary being detached on‘a 
Mission in his official capacity outside his particular jurisdiction, ; 
intimation will he given by the Government of India in each ci 
the f lag being carried by the man-of-war in which lie may he cm 


in tlie absence of which the. Senior Officer present is to exei 
■ liscretion in consultation with the Official proceeding on the Missi 







. 35 

. 

Page 26. Article 101. 

he Lord High Admiral's Flag is to lie worn in Ships in which the 
d High Admiral or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord 
|h Admiral are embarked. 

Page 26. Article 102. 

The Union Flag is to be worn by an Admiral of the Fleet as Ids proper 

In ihree-masted ships, at the main, if not occupied by the, masthead 
jjvmaphore, otherwise at the fore. 

In tv o-mastOd hips, on the mast not occupied by The masthead 
naphore. 

Page 26. Article 108. 

The following Flags are to be worn by Flag 0hirers (except Captains 
!i tlic Fleet) as tlieir proper l'lags :— 

Admiral.- \ white Flag with the red St. George's Cross thereon. 

F iee-Admiral ..A white Flag with the red St. George's Cross thereon. 

J * 

f'ear-Admival .—A white Flag with the red St. Georges Cross thereon, 
IgPvith one red ball in the upper canton, and one in the lower canton next 
tA staff. 

The diameter of the red b: II is to be half the vertical depth of the 
jig white of the cantons next die staff’, a tic! the ball is to be in the centre of 
the canton. 

2. These Flags arc to be worn as follows :— 

a. in three-masted Ships— 

Admiral, at the main-top masthead, 

Vice-Admiral, at the fore-top masthead. 

Roar-Admiral, tit the mizen-top mast-head. 

Provided the mast is not occupied by the masthead semaphore; if it 
1 is, then at the masthead where it will be most easily distingfiished. 

b. In Ships with less than three masts, at the masthead not occupied 
by the semaphore, if possible. 

Page 27. Article 104. 

When Vice and Rear-Admirals have their Flags painted on tlieir Loafs. 

I Hie same distinctive balls, at- least two inches in diameter, ate to be inset ted f 
'in them. 

Page 27. Article 108. 

A Commodore of the First Class shall wear a white broad pendant, - 
with the Red St. George’s Cross thereon, at the main in three-masted 
Siiii v if not occupied by the masthead semaphore, otherwise at the lore ; 
and in Ships with less than three masts, at the masthead riot occupied by 
the masthead semaphore. 


! 










36 



Page 27. Article 107. 

A Captain of the Fleet may, if a Flag Officer, wear in and have p£ 
on Ills Boat the Flag proper to his Rank ; il not a Flag Officer, he 
wear and have painted on Jus Poat a White Broad Pendant when n 
the presence of a Senior Captain. 

i 

Page 27. Article 108. 

A Commodore of the Second Class shall wear a white broad penclfs 
with the red St. George’s Cross, with a red ball in upper canton ol , 
broad pendant next the staff, at the fore in three-masted Ships, if j - 
occupied by the masthead semaphore, otherwise at the main ; and in otJ 
Ships, at the masthead not occupied by the Masthead Semaphore. 

The diameter of the red ball is to be half the vertical depth of the wl^ J 
in the cantons next the staff, and the ball is to be in the centre of 
canton. \ i 

Page 28. Article 111. Paragraph 2. 

The Royal Standard, the Flag of the Viceroy of India, and the Hag, 
the Viceroy, of .Ireland, are, when indicating the presence on board 
personages emailed to hoist those Flags, the Sovereign excepted, to be nlwd 
hoisted at tfifr main, the Flag of an Admiral or the Broad Pendant oi 
Commodore, if necessary, being shifted to another mast or Ship, as the cdj 
may require, except in the case provided for in Clause 1 of Art. 68 
regard to the Flag of the Viceroy of India. 

Page 28. Article 112. 

-v 

When two or more of His Majesty’s Ships are present in a port oih'j 
roadstead, a small Broad White Pendant, not exceeding five breadths (th 
length being twice the breadth at the head), with the St. George’s Cross, is\ 
to be hoisted by the Senior Officer’s Ship as a distinguishing Flag inj 
addition to the masthead Pendant. 

In three-masted Ships the Senior Officer’s Pendant is to be boisted at 
the rnizen, and in Ships with less tlian three masts at the starboard topsai^ 
yard-arm. 

Page 28. Article 113. 

The Flag of thc'Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is to be hoisted on boaP 
any of Ilis Majesty’s Ships in which His Excellency shall embark, withifi 
the Irish waters or in St. George s Channel. 

Page 28. Article 114. 

1 he Flags authorised by His Majesty to be displayed afloat, are— 

a. by General Officers commanding stations,—The Union Flag 
bearing in the centre, as a distinguishing mark, the Royal* 
initials, on a blue ground encircled by a garland, and 
surmounted by 1 lie Crown; 







n 'T 
o i 


n 


m 


iat 


b. by His Majesty’s Diplomatic servants and Commissioners and 
Consuls-General—tlie Union Flag with tie Royal Anns in tie 
centre thereof, on a. white ground encircled by a garland : 

e. by the Governors or High Commissioners of His Majesty's 
Colonies and Possessions abroad, and officers administering, 
the government, the Union Flag with the arms; or badge of the 
Colony emblazoned in the centre thereof, on a white ground 
encircled by a garland ; 0 

J. by Consu la-General, Consuls, and Consular Agents,—the blue 
ensign, with the Royal Arms on a white ground in’the centre 
of the fly thereof, that is in the centre of that part between the 
Union and the end of the Flag. 

No other distinguishing Flag or Flags are authorised to be worn 
by any of these Functionaries. 




Page 29. Article 115. 

Whenever any of the Functionaries particularised in Arts. 99 and 
j}14 are embarked,— 

a. In a boat for* the purpose of paying visits of ceremony or on other 
official occasions,—the proper, distinguishing Flag, within the 
respective limits prescribed by the following Clause ML, maybe 
hoisted at the bosv,«but when the boat belongs to one of His 
Majesty’s Ships, she is to keep her White Ensign hying; 

h. In one of His .Majesty's Ships for passage,— 

T. If a General Officer Commanding a Station ,—the proper 
distirfguishing Flag, with the approval of the Senior Naval 
Officer, may bo hoisted at the fore, and kept flying within the 
/ ’General Officer’s command, provided lie is proceeding on 
» public military service : 

U. if a Diplomatic J&unctionarij and in charge of a Mission,- - die 
proper distinguishing Flag with the approval of the Senior 
Naval Officer, may be hoisted at the fore, and kept living • 
within the limits of the mission, provided the Diplomatic 
Functionary be proceeding on the public service : 
ill. If a Governor or High Commissioner, or a Lieutenant-Governor, 
or other Officer administering the Government, —the proper 
distinguishing Flag, with the approval of the Senior Naval 
Officer, may be hoisted at the fore, and kept Hying w ithin the 
limits of Ins Government, or, in die case of a High Com¬ 
missioner within the limits of his commission, provided the 
Colonial Functionary or High Commissioner, be proceeding 
on the public service : 

[Y The distinguishing Flag of Consular Authorities is to he 
hoisted in Boats only, and not in Ships, except when they are 
being Saluted. 







;3S 

i 

In one of Hie Majesty’s Ships on an occasion of an Official vis 
The distinguishing Flags arc to be respectively hoisted at t 
whenever any of I Lis Majesty’s Military, Diplomatic, C 0 J 01 
Consular Fimetiorauies are receiving Salutes to which tl 


entitled. 

d. In British Ships and Boats, other than those of His Majestv^l^ 
Functionaries, except. Consular Officers as to Sliips, are, w 
sanction of the Owners or Masters, authorised to fly (heir \ 
distinguishing Flags on the same occasions, and within thfeV 
limits, and these regulations shall be deemed -a su!h|^^ 
warrant to the Master under the Merchant Shipping Act 
doing, but the permission to hoist such masthead Flags induy?: 
of the presence or board of any of these Functionaries, in Titgjjhj? 
affects or alters the character or status of the Merchant Sh*®® 
t ime of peace or in 



or neutral. 


time of war, whether Llis Majesty is belligt^L-VA'® 1 


P voi, ?>0. Article 118. 



All ITis Majesty’s Ships of War in Commission shall bear a IV 
Ensign with the Red St. George’s Cross, and tire Union in the up 
canton; and when'll shall be thought proper to do so, they may dhp 
the Union Jack at the bov, sprit end (See -Art. 119, Masthead Pendant). 

Page 30. Article 119. 

All llis Majesty’s ‘Ships in Commission, when not hearing a Fla] 
or Broad Pendant, are t<i wear at one Masthead a Pendant, having 1 
St. George's Cross oh a wl ife field in the part next the mast, with a wind 
fly. The least used for tips purpose should be the iniain if unoccupied bj 
the masthead semaphore. If Howh at the mast fitted with a gail ioj 
wireless telegraphy, it may be worn shorter to avoid fouling, provided.| 
can. bo easily seen ai a short distance from the Ship. 

1 iGE 31. Article 122. 

’J'lie follow ing are the regulations as to the Hags to be worn by any 
vessel, maintained by ary Colony under the Colonial Defence Act oi 
1SG5:— i . 

a. any vessel provided and used as a vessel of war shall wear the Blu« 
Ensign with the Badge of the-colony in the fly thereof, and a Bliu 
Pendant ; 

h. all vessels belonging to, or permanently in, the service of the, 
Colonies, but not commissioned as vessels of w ar under the Act, 
shall wear a similar Blue Ensign, but no Pendant. 


Page 31. Article 123. 


Ships 


and Vessels employed iu the service of any public office shall 
carry a Blue Ensign, and a small Blue Flag with a Union described in a 







39 



P upper corner thereof, next to the staff, as a Jack, but in the 
v fly-of such Ensign and Jack, that is in the centre of that part 
B Inion and the end of the Flag,* 1 shall be inserted the Badge of 


vhich they belong. 



Page 31. Article 124. 


ilired transports are to wear the Blue Ensign, with the yellow Admiralty 
lor in the fly; and when such. Vessels are in charge of Commissioned 
pers of the Koval Navy, they are, in addition, to cany Blue Pendants 
j 1 the Admiralty Badge in the upper part next to the mast. 


Page 32. Article 125. 


[Tired Vessels employed in the Surveying Service, when commanded 
Olficeirfc in His. Majesty's Navy, are to wear the Blue Ensign and 


Page 32. Article 126. 


"Commissioned Officers serving witli the permission (J the Admiralty as 
ill Agents in contract Vessels, when in their Boats, may wear the Blue 
plant, witli the Admiralty Badge in. the upper part next the mast, 
Added that tiro Boat at the same time shall carry a Blue Ensign with I he 
igo of the Office to which the Vessel belongs. 

W O . J 


Page 32. Article 127. 

British Merchant Ships commanded by Officers on the Retired List of 


Be Royal Navy or by Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve, which fulfil the 
^Klowing conditions, will be allowed to wear a Blue Ensign :— 

| a. the Officer commanding the Ship ’must be an Officer on the Retired 
List of the Royal Navy or an Officer of the Royal Naval Reserve: 

m b. ten of f|te crew must be Officers and men belonging ro the Royal 
Naval Reserve, the men being Seamen or Firemen who are 
eni:tied to be absent on leave, i.e ., who are not in arrears with 
their drills, or Engine Room Artificers. Men belonging to the 
Royal Fleet Reserve, Naval* Pensioners, Men holding Naval Reserve 
deferred pension certificates and ^Probationers may be included 
J- in the number specified, but not more than two Probationers may 

be thus borne: 

c. beEore hoisting the Blue Ensign the Officer commanding the Ship 

must be provided witli an Admiralty Warrant: 

d. the fact that the Commanding Officer .holds a warrant authorising 

him to hoist the Blue Ensign must be noted on the Ship’s Articles• 
of Agreement. 

2. Commanding Officers failing to fulfil the above conditions, unless 
sc* h failure is due tu death or other circumstances over which they have 
control, will no longer be entitled to hoist the Blue Ensign, 






W.I.VMVV* vw '*' 

4. In order to ascertain that the above conditio 
out. the Captain of one of His Majesty’s Ships met 
the Blue Ensign may send on board an Officer, n. v 


3. British Merchant Ships in receipt of Admiral 
allowed to fly the Blue Ensign, under Admiralty W; 



Lieutenant, at any convenient opportunity. This restriction as to the \ 
of the Boarding Officer is in no way to limit or otherwise affect, 
authority or the duties of Is aval Officers cither under the Morel 
Shipping Acts or in time of War. 

3. Applications for permission to wear the Blue Ensign on be 
British Merchant Ships in receipt of Admiralty subvention, should 
made direct to the Admiralty by the owners ; for other Merchant Ships 
application should be made through the Registrar-General of Sean 


The Board of Trade will issue Regulations as to the mode of proceedin 


Page 33. Article 128. 


In accordance with the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, lo] 
all other Ships and Vessels belonging to His Majesty’s subjects shall w 
a Red Ensign free froth any Badge or distinctive mark, with the Union! 
the upper canton next the stall; except, such Yachts or other Vessels 
may have warrants from the Admiralty to display other Ensigns, Colpu 
or Pendants. •§ 

2. Colonial Merchant Vessels shall wear the Red Ensign as abl 
except those of Canada, tin. 1 Commonwealth of Australia and New Zeala] 
winch may by Admiralty Warrant wear the‘Red Ensign with the badge* 
the Colony in the fty thereof. 

3 Any Colonial Merchant Vessel may, however, carry a distinguish! 
Flag with the Badge of the Colony thereon, in addition to the Red Erisitj 
provided that such flag does not infringe the provisions of section 73 of f 
Merchant Shipping Act. 1894. 


Page 33. Article 129. 

/ 

A4 Ships and Vessels shall use the British Union Flag, with a bord 


of white of one-fifth of the flag, as a Pilot Flag, in all parts of the world. 


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Note. The circle shewn by dotted lins indicates the position ai.l 
proportions for the Badges (platee 6 to31) when theyhavp tr- he insert*’! 

Union . 


SB 

# 

>• • T 

1 

1/ V jj§ jf§§ 

W 

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IX ' & George's 

Cross.; 

t 


Mot*. This is flown 07 flag Officers* as i'oilows. 

Admiral, as shewn. 

Vice- .Admiral, With one red call in the 
upper canton next to btafi 

.Rear-Admiral With one red hall hi upper c,.:-ion Ji 
on* in lower cantt c next rhr b'/ur. 

.Diameter .if red ball to b* one half vertr-al dipt! of vrfiita canton, 
So hall to be placed tn centre of canton. 


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Pend ant Blu^ 


Nate. The circle shewn Ty dotted line indicates the position and 
proportions fortheBad£es(plates6io3l) when thajfhave to he inserted. 

Ensign White. 




circle shewn hr dotted line indicates the position and 
for the Badges (plates 6 to 31 fwhen they have to he inserted 

Ensi^jn. Red. 


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■ 


BRITISH fiMi’ll! K 

GAUGES OF GOVERNORS OK COLONIES. DEPRNI)F_>.; iES fen AND 0 
MILITARY, DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR OFFICERS 


(i. 



Governor General of the 
CoKuriorwealiii oi Australia 

Wilder A Givh.vn LV* othaLondon 























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!CJ" 


BRITISH EMPIRE. 

I Havoc's Of ^liiVETINORS,MTLITAWC DTPLOM AIIC & CONSULAR 0fc*i*:.cr.ES4^:««wiu } .) 



Consular Officers Afloat 

'lot” T>-' Ana: are ti> be wiser* in ?ia£ 
on a blits ground The ’.vlnta ^rcnt ?. 
is only to ermine dSfr’iigcinesS of uesn^n 







Military Autkcritiss Afloat 

(.Genoral Officers I'otninan.im^ only) 







SAH.E. 


S Africa. 

High CoTtlTTUS 810 n© 7 - 






Ael.tr itr,UtNo unpof- 


































8 . 


































B. 



BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES OF PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS 


Jack for Vessels of the Indian Marine. 


































R# !>a - 

BRITISH EMPIRE. 


BADGES OF PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS &c. (C onto) 
























































Commonwealth 


BR ITISH EMPIRE. 
AIT STRALLA. 


of the 


e en si and. 


Weller A Graham. L w Litho London. 


Merchant Flag 


New South Wales. 

















70. 

BRITISH EMPIRE. 

AUSTRALIA. 


Ensign of the Commonwealth. 


e enslancl. 


Weller A Graham. L 1 * Litho.London. 


New South Wales. 


Merchant Elag of the Commonwealth. 




















BR IT I SII EMPIRE 
AUSTRALIA. 


Virt nri 


A.u stro 11 o . 


Britinh 1 Keai'i'en.t.s in the 

f , *i.n^Kll ; c» I:,lands .Protectorate, 
gt the Britislii Golotnon Islands Protector ate.. 


Tisma nia.. 


Weller4 Graham. 1“ Litho London 






















BRITISH EMPIRE. 
AUSTRALIA. 



British 

r Residents in the 


C : i iljoe • sjni 1 

[(•: 11 * r b Islands Protectorate. 

Fiji . 

Sc. tilt- British, 

| Salomon Islands Protectorate. 




■ .1 .I. a r i td 1 i f ho L ob non. 



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BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES OF COLONIES, DEPENDENCIES See. 

AUSTRALIA &c. 

TON GA. 



Royal Standard. 



Ensign. 


Customs Flag 


RAROTONGA. 



Ensign. 


WelleraGraham.LV 


Lt.-.o lonrton 



































BRITISH EMPIRE . 

BADGES OF COLONIES,DEPENDENCIES, (Continued) 

AUSTRALIA. (CiXNT?) 





Territory of Papua.. 

CENTRAL & 


Protectorate of Witu. 


British. Central Africa 
Protectorate. 


Western Pacific. 
High Commissionsn 

EAST AFRICA. 


Britis’h. East Africa 
Protectorate. 




Somaliland Protectorate. 


Weller* Graham. L*t Litho London 


























M. 


BADGE S 


BRITISH EMPIRE. 

OF COLONIES, DEPENDENCIES, ETC.(FONT*?! 


British South Africa Company. 

Note. In. the Blue or Rod ensigns, the ground of the badge snouid be 
of tiie same colour as the ensign 


Weller & Graham. 1“ titho London 


Natal. 


Cape of-Good Hope. 


Orange River Colony. 


Tr ansvaal 



















BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES OP COLONIES, DEPENDENCIES &c. (Continued) 

WEST AFRICA. 




Gold. Coast. 


Sierra Leone. 



Gambia . 


Si Helena . 



Northern Nigeria. 




WelleriGranam. L“ Litho London. 



































BRITISH EMPIRE. 
NEW ZEALAND. 


w 




Mercha.nt Flag. 



V/clier & Graham L te: Lit!io Lo:’don. 






















BRITISH EMPIRE 

BADGES OF COLONIES DEPENDENCIES &c. (COHTDTOED) 

CHINA. 



Hong Kong. 


Commissioner of Weihaiwei. 





Ceylon. 


EAST INDIES. 


Mauritius 



Plate 17.—Mauritius. The palm trees in the right hand upper quarter should 
be coloured Green instead of Blue as shown. 


x (3)6128S. 1250,—10/07. Wt. 1793-1. E. Sc S. 


Straits Settlements 


Seychelles. 


WelleriGraham. L‘“ Litho Lontfo. 





























Plate 17.—Mauritius. The palm trees in the right hand upper quarter should 
be coloured Green instead of Blue as shown. 

* - * * 


x (3)51288. 1250,-10/07. Wt. 17934. E. A S. 











BRITISH EMPIRE 

BADGES OF COLONIES DEPENDENCIES & c. (COKTDTCED) 

C HINA. 


11. 




T 



Ceylon. 



Mauritius. 



Straits Settlements 



Seychelles. 


Welleri Graham. L 1 " licho londo. 






















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BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES OF COLONIES,DEPEXDEJTCIES 8tc. (Continued) 
EAST INDIES (CoNT?) 



L&buan 



British North Borneo Company 



Local Indian Maritime Governments 
and Departments subordinate to ttiem. 


Indian Marine. 




























Gibraltar. 


Malta. 


Weller* Graham, LH Litho.London. 


Cyprus 

High. Comnusioner 


BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES OF COLONIES. DEPENDENCIES &c. (Costintrd) 

ME D IT E RRANEAN. 









































.Nova Scotia. 


New Brunswick. 

WeTici S Graham. L‘? CT.-.o London. 




> 


BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES OF COLONIES, DEPENDENCIES &c. (Coktinuro.) 

NORTH AMERICA & WEST INDIES. 


Quebec. 


Canada. 

Note:- Trie Crown is only used on the personal flag of the Governor General and the badge 
without the Crown is used on fly of the flap of all vessels belonging to the dominion. 


Ontario. 


















































zo. 

BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES OF COLONIES, DEPENDENCIES &c.(CONTl>a’ED) 

NORTH AMER LCA &.WEST INDIES. 


Prince Edward. Island. 


Manitoba.. 


Nev/1'oun.dLand 


Province of British Columbia. 
Barite of Lieutenant-Governor. 


n. 









































s> 


BRITIvSH EMPIRE . 

BADGES OF COLONIES.DEPENDENCIES &c.f Continued) 

NORTH AMERICA & WEST INDIES. 








SV Lucia.- 



i^arba dos. 




Weiler & Graham. LitSo London 































zz. 

BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES OF COLONIES, DEPENDENCIES &c. (Continued.) 

NORTH AMERICA & WE ST INDIES. 



Bahama Isla.nds. 

h- 




Turks Islands. 

WclleriCraham.L^ Litho.London 


































23 

BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES OF COLONIES, DEPENDENCIES &c (Continued.) 

NORTH AMERICA &. WEST INDIES. 




Leeward Isla/nas. 


Colony of Trinidad &, Tobago. 


PACIFIC. 





SOUTH EAST COAST OF AMERICA. 


Falkland Islands. 


Weller & Graham. L“ Litbo London 


























BRITISH EMPIRE. 


BADGES OF COLON[ES, DEPENDENCIES &c. (Coktint-ed) 

MISCELLANEOUS. 


Isle of Man. 




Alderney 





Jersey 




Guernsey 



Weller4 Graham, 1‘* litho.London 


















BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES &c OF PUBLIC DEPAPAHTMKNTS &c. 


25 . 



Board of Trade vessel employed as Tender 
to Bakamas and Sombrero Lighthouses. 



Board of Trade. 


Customs. 




WelieriGratiem l' - brho.London. 




























26 . 


BRITISH EMPIRE . 

BADGES OF PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS ETC.(CONT n ) 


War Office 

Ordnance and Royal Artillery. 





Post Office 


War Office. 
Royal Engineers 


Fishery Board for Scotland . 


Ensign. 

For vessels belonging to the Nava! Ortrnn.ee Department. 

Admiralty. 


WellerAGraham,LH litho London. 



















27 . 

■ ■ W ' 'T ff-W ’W] 

BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGES OF PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS ETC. 



“Mersey Docks & Harbour Board. 



Weller* Graham. L“ Luho London 






















BRITISH EMPIRE. 

PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS (CONTINUED) 


Weller 8o>r«shem.L" Urt»o.lond©n 


Trinity House Master’s Fla£ . 

Same as Masters Fla&, except that the Shield 
in centre is omitted. 

Trinity Bouse Jack. 


Trinity House Ensign. 


Trinity House Burgee. 










































Commissi oners of Irish —ighls. 

u 

Weller & Graham L td Litho. London 
% 

.* 


* ± m* ^ ? r f v r v •* 

jgjQ 

BRITISH EMPIRE. 

BADGER OF PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS,ETC .(CONT 


Congested Districts Board Ireland. 
Note The white circle is noi to appear oit the-flag. 


Burgee of 
Commissioners of Irish Lights. 


ouseFla^of Commissioners of Irish Lights. 







































BRITISH EMPIRE. 

PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS &,r. (CONTINUED.) 


Pendant for Vessels, 
employed in carrying His Majesty’s Mails. 


Distinguishing Flag of Vessels employed 
North. Sea Fisheries. 


For Steam Vessels 11! “0* 91 

( as shown in the Drawing.) 


Dimen sions 
.Length Breadth at Head 

”• n ‘ or 


Length Breadth af Head 
3. 0! 3. 6" 


For Sailing Vessels 
(The point of intersection of colors to be 3'. 2 £ from Head) 

Weller & Graham. Lttho London 


ROYAL 


Cinque Ports. 



























at. 


BRITISH EMPIRE. 

badges of public departments x^-. 


Pacific Cable Board. 


Powder Flags for use on the Thames. 

Note. The Flags are made in two.Sizes. 

Viz. 6?’:x6F l & IF 1 x 3F l 


■■■Lmhmihpbhi wmmmmmm 

Weller & Grahan. L l * Litho Londo 


Department of Agriculture. 
Dublin.. 























BRITISH EMPIRE. 

SIGNAL FLAGS & PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF WAR 


3Z. 





r*. 



r 


Patt 

Size 

A 

B 

C 

103 

1 

II '0’ 

90- 

3 8’ 

203 

2 

90" 

7'6- 

30- 

303 

3 

T 6" 

60’ 

26" 

4-03 

4- 

so- 

39- 

I' 8- 

503 

5 

4-0- 

3+“ 

r +- 

603 

6 

2 6- 

2-0- 

0-10' 



Patt. 

Size 

A 

B 

C 

D 

e 

F 

105 

l ’ 

no- 

9'C- 

4-'4-'^ 

no- 

2 3* 

l'6' 

205 

2 

9' o- 

r 6- 

3-7" 

v 6” 

rio^ 

0 9" 

305 

3 

7 6- 

60' 

3’l% 

011% 

rz'fi 

0*9* 

4-05 

4 

5‘0~ 

3 9“ 

2' 1 H 

07“ 

09* 

O'S'4 

SOS 

5 

4 O' 

3'4-- 

r 9“ 

OS- 

06- 

O’4“ 

805 

6 

26- 

20- 

ZL 

0 3i. 

04-- 

0'2^i 




Patt 


Size 


312 

4-12 

512 

612 


7'6 


SO 


4-0 


r 8'' 

n'tf 

— 

0‘ 8“ 


Patt. 

Size 

A 

B 

c 

D 

107 

1 

HO" 

80 " 

1 - 9 % 


207 

2 

9 0 " 

7 ’ 6 - 

16 - 


307 

3 

76 - 

6 'Q- 

1-2 4 s 


407 

4 

5 ' 0 - 

39 ‘ 

0 - 9 " 


S 07 

5 

4 0 - 

3 4 - 

0 8 - 


607 

6 

26 - 

2 0 

047s 




Patt 

Size 

A 

B 

L^ 

1 

D 

E 

F 

132 

1 

no- 

90" 

5 9 

3 9 

2'79 

T7‘* 

232 

2 

90- 

7 6“ 

4’ 6 

30" 

2 3- 

2 3 

332 

3 

7 6 

6*0" 

3' 9" 

2-3- 

IIOV 

110'S 

432 

4- 

SO" 

39- 

2 6- 

16- 

l'3“ 

r V'z 

532 

6 

4 0" 

3'4 

2 O' 

r 4- 

10“ 

ro" 

632 

s 

2*6" 

- -1 

N 

o 

1 2" 

O' 8" 

O'8- 

0'8 " 


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BRITISH EMPIRE. 

SIGNAL FLAGS & PKNDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF WAR. 



Patt. 

Size 

A 

B 

c 

D 

E 

F 

144 

1 

22’ O' 

6*9- 

3'0" 

50' 

4-* 4“ 

2*0" 

24-4- 

2 

20’0" 

5* 9' 

3*0* 

4*6' 

3*8- 

1*6“ 

34 . 4 . 

3 

IS* 6" 

4*‘ 9“ 

20- 

3*6' 

3*0- 

13- 

4-4-4- 

4- 

8* 2** 

3 2“ 

I* 3" 

2*1- 

l*94t 

O' Iff 

54-4- 

5 

8* 0" 

2 8' 

10" 

r 4 .“ 

|*Q- 

0* 6' 

64-4- 

6 

5*0** 

1*4- 

0*7^1 

0*3 

0*7* 

0* 4- 



Pa-tt.- 

Size 

A 

B 

C 

D 

E 

F 

120 

1 

no- 

9*0- 

5*9- 

39- 

27* 

27* 

220 

2 

90 - 

7'6“ 

4*6* 

30- 

2-3" 

2‘3" 

320 

3 

7* 6- 

6 0 

3*9- 

23- 

noxf 

1*10% 

4-20 

4- 

ro- 

3*9- 

2*6' 

1-6- 

r 3 - 

nV 

520 

5 

4-0- 

3*4.' 

20- 

(4- 

ro- 

1*0" 

L 

62 0 

6 

2*6- 

2-0- 

17- 

0*8- 

0*6' 

0 8 


__ o - C — k — C — x C- 



?au 

Size 

A 

B 

C 

D 

E 

124 

1 

IPO - 

SO" 

2 3- 

4*44 

3*4*5 

224 

2 

90" 

7-6' 

re" 

3 9- 

3*0 

324. 

3 

7'6- 

6 0- 

1*6" 

30" 

2*3- 

424- 

4- 

5'0- 

39- 

07 * 

2*2/4. 

1*6?* 

524 

5 

40- 

3*4 

0'6 

1*9' 

1*5- 

624 

6 


20* 

0-4- 

r r 

0*10 



Patt 

Size 

A 

B 

C 

D 

E 

140 

1 

15*0" 

iro- 

30 - 

3*0- 

S'G 

240 

2 

no- 

9 6- 

2 9- 

2*9- 

4-' 9* 

340 

3 

9*6* 

7*6 

2 * W 

2'4‘* 

3*9- 

44-0 

4- 

6 8'* 

4*7'* 

1*3** 

I'd- 

23* 

54-0 

5 

so- 

311" 

ro" 

P 4»’ 

1 11 * 

640 

6 

2*9* 

2 6 

0 6- 

0 8" 

1*3- 




Patt. 

Size 

A 

B 

c 

D 

122 

1 

iro- 

9 0- 

2 9" 

2 3 

222 

z 

9*0* 

7 6“ 

2*3' 

no* 

322 

3 

7*6- 

6 0 

110*1 

1*6- 

422 

4 

so- 

3 9* 

1*3" 

O’ ii£ 

522 

5 

40" 

3*4- 

ro- 

010 * 

622 

6 


10" 

07* 

0*6- 




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34 . 


BRITISH EMPIRE. 

SIGNAL FLAGS & PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OK WAR. 



Pat.t 

Size 

A 

B 

c 

° 1 E- 

F 

162 

1 

22 O' 

6 9' 

7 6" 

is- 

O' 6 

2' 0" 

262 

2 

2 O'O' 

59' 

60' 

IS- 

O'6' 

1' G 

362 

3 

15’ 6' 

‘■■sr 

53W 

r i" 

O' 5' 

1' 3" 

4-62 

4 

9 2- 

3'2' 

3'IV 

O/V 

0'3 h 

O' 10' 

562 

5 

80- 

2'3" 

3 0' 

06- 

0 2- 

O'6" 

662 

6 

5' 0- 

r 4*'* 

IMO« 

0 4- 

o-w 

O' 4- 

-- 






Pact. 

Size 

A 

8 

C 

D 

E 

133 

1 

15' O' 

II' o- 

6 3' 

8 9" 

S' 6' 

2i33 

2 

ii* o- 

9'6- 

4-6 

6 6- 

4 9* 

333 

3 

9' 6 

7 6' 

4'0" 

5 6'' 

3'H- 

433 

4 

6 8' 

4' 7" 

2 8 

4'O' 

2'3% 

533 

5 

5 O' 

3 II" 

2 0" 

3 0" 

i'n'4 

633 

6 

2 9 

2-6- 

10“ 

1*9" 

r 3 


Patt 

Size 

A 

B 

c 

D 

E 

F 

147 

1 

22*0“ 

6 9“ 

100' 

120* 

10- 

20- 

247 

2 

20 0* 

5'9“ 

9 0 

no 

O'9- 

r 6* 

3*7 

3 

15' 6' 

4 9 

7 0- 

8' 6" 

0'7*/i 

I - 3” 

447 

4 

9 2- 

3 2" 

4 3” 

4 ir 

0'5* 

0 10* 

S47 

5 

80“ 

2 3“ 

30" 

S‘0- 

0 3- 

0 6" 

64 7 

6 

5 0“ 

1 4“ 


S'llZ- 

O' 2“ 

O' 4" 


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Patt 

Size 

IK 

B 

| c 

0 

102 

1 

1!' 0“ 

90' 

3 8' 

7 4 

202 

2 

90 

7* 6“ 

3 0" 

60- 

302 

3 

re 

60 

2 6‘ 

5 0“ 

402 

4 

so- 

33- 

l'8" 

3 4 

50 2 

5 

4'O' 

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2 8 

602 

6 

Z6- 

2'0~ 

oicr 

1’ 8" 


A - 


Patt. 

Size 

A 

B 

C 

127 

1 

110“ 

90 

4'6 

227 

2 

90- 

7'6" 

3 9" 

327 

3 

7'CP 

60" 

3'0’ 

427 

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BRITISH EMPIRE 

SIGNAL FLAGS & PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF WAR 





Patt. 

Size 

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Size 

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36 . 


BRITISH EMPIRE 


SIGNAL FLAGS & PEMJANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF WAR 



Patt 

Size 

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SIGNAL FLAGS &. PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF WAR 



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Size 

A 

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SIGNAL FLAGS & PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF AVAR 


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BRITISH EMPIRE 

SIGNAL 1’LAGS & PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF WAR 


39 . 




Patt 

Size 

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40 . 


i 


BRITISH EMPIRE 

SIGNAL PLAGS & PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH "VESSELS Op WAR 




Patt. 

Size 

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41 . 


BRITISH EMPIRE 

SIGNAL FLAGS & PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF WAR. 



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_ 42 . 

BRITISH EMPIRE. 

SIGNAL FLAGS & PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF WAR. 



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4 a. 


BRITISH EMPIRE. 

SIGNAL FLAGS & PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH ATE SSELS OF WAR. 



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3 0- 


113 

l 

ir O'* 

9 0“ 

56- 

4 6- 

2IS 

2 

90' 

7'6‘ 

4 0- 

C9- 

26 


213 

2 

9 0- 

7'6- 

4 6" 

33 

3(5 

3 

T 6- 

6 0- 

3*4- 

1-4* 

21* 


313 

3 

7’6' 

6 0- 

39- 

30 

415 

4 

5 0" 

3'S 

36 

0’7 i 

13- 


413 

4 

50- 

3 9- 

2-6" 

CIO* 

515 

5 

4'0- 

3 4- 

2 0- 

O' 8" 

10- 


513 

5 

40- 

3'4 

20- 

18- 

615 

6 

2' 6 ' 

20- 

r a* 

O' 4" 

0 7 


613 

6 

2-6" 

20' 

1*3 

10- 





PaU. 

Size 

A 

B 

C 

D 

E 

158 

l 

22'O' 

6' 9 ' 

I0’3* 

M'9' 

2' O' 

258 

2 

20 0- 

59- 

9 0" 

iro- 

r 6 

358 

3 

1 S' 6 

49 

7'C" 

6- 6' 

r 3 

458 

4 

9* 2“ 

3 2" 

4’3 

4- ir 

O' 10" 

558 

5 

80" 

2 3' 

3*0" 

50" 

O'6- 

658 

6 

5' 0-' 
— 

r 4- 

110ft 

3' l>4 

0 ’ 4 


PatL. 

Size 

A 

B 

c 

D 

E 

F 

I4| 

1 

15' 0- 

II' 0 

2' |J5 

2'3'A 

30- 

47* 

241 

2 

no- 

9'6- 

1-6- 

IS- 

20- 

40' 

341 

3 

9-6- 

7 6- 

1 4' 

i 5 

r ir 

2 ■ - 

441 

4 

6-9' 

4 7- 

0* 11 ^ 

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r 3 - 

2'3>S 

541 

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S'O" 

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0 8- 

0 8- 

010 - 

20 

641 

6 

2'9- 

2*6 

0* 4" 

O' 4' 

0'6- 

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Sii». 

A 

B 

c 

D 

E 

139 

1 

I5'0* 

no- 

6'3 

8 9- 

5'6- 

239 

2 

Ilf 

9 6 

4 6- 

6'6‘ 

4 9” 

339 

3 

9G- 

7'6- 

4-0- 

S'6‘ 

3 9' 

439 

'4 

6 8- 

4' T 

2'8- 

40- 

2'3>5 

rnV 

539 

s 

S' 0 - 

3* IT 

20- 

30- 

638 

6 1 

2' 9'l2'r 

1 

10- 

re- 

13 - 


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BRITISH EMPIRE 

SIGNAL FLAGS & PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF WAR. 



Patt. 

Size 

A 

B 

c 


152 

1 

22’0‘ 

6'9* 

ro- 


252 

! 2 

20* 0" 

5 9* 

O'9' 


352 

• 3 

15 6- 

4- 9' 

O' 7'/i 


452 

4 

9-2' 

3'2- 

0 5 


552 

s 

6 0* 

2 3' 

0*3" 


652 _ 

6 

5' 0" 

r 4** 

O' 2* 




Patt 

Size 

A 

B 

C 

D 

E 

F 

6 

154- 

1 

22 ' cr 

69- 

3*0" 

I- 6- 

4 6 

l- o- 

7‘ 0* 

. 

254- 

2. 

20'C‘ 

5 9" 

30- 

I' 0" 

4* 0“ 

O'8' 

8 0- 

354 

3 

IS'6* 

49' 

2'I" 

b 

o 

3' 2" 

0'S" 

66* 

454 

4* 

9'2- 

3-2' 

l'3’ 

0'7^ 

I'lOli 

O'5" 

2ir 

554 

5 

8'0" 

2 3 

l'3‘ 

O'6" 

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0'3" 

2'9“ 

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5 ' 0 ' 

1- 4" 

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0'3£ 

ro- 

0'2" 

2 0- 



Patt- 

Size 

A 

B 

c 

D 

E 

106 

1 

HO' 

9 0“ 

ro* 

io- 

3 0* 

206 

2 

90- 

7'6" 

ro- 

0'9- 

2'6 

306 

3 

7 6 

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O' 9" 

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2 0 

4Q6 

4 

5 0" 

3 9* 

O’lH 

O’S* 

I 3- 

506 

3 

4-0' 

3'4* 

O'4" 

0'4' 

I' 4' 

606 

6 

2 6 

2'0 

0I« 

0 3- 

0 9- 



Patt 

Size 

A 

B 

c 

114 

1 

II* 0- 

9' 0" 

3' 8“ 

214 

2 

9 0" 

7'6'' 

3’ 0* 

314 

3 

7*6- 

60“ 

2 6" 

4-14 

4 

SO- 

3'9“ 

r 8- 

514 

5 

4' 0" 

3'4- 

1-4“ 

614 

6 

2'6 

2'0" 

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& PENDANTS SUPPLIED TO BRITISH VESSELS OF WAR 



PatX 

Size 

A 

B 

c 

163 

* 

9'. o: 

JR O - 

r 6" 

263 

2 

7 6* 

9 0 

O' aT 

363 

3 

6 0" 

7‘ 6 

0 9 

463 

4 

3 9" 

6 '. O' 

c 

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Nk- 

663 

5 

3' 4 

4 . O' 

O' 4" 

663 

6 

2 0‘ 

2 .6' 

0 ' 2l’ 




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Size 

A 

B 

c 

164 

1 

9 0‘ 

M'. 0" 

6 

264- 

2 

7 6- 

9' O' 

O' 9" 

364 

3 

6 ' 0 

7 6' 

0 9' 

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& 

3’ 4* 

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4 0* 

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6 64 

6 

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46 . 


ARGENTINE REPUBLIC 
3 c 


Pendant 






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President’s Standard. 








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ARGENTINE REPUBLIC 



as Admiral's Flag but with two stars only. 
Rear Admiral with independent connnand;- 

as Admirals Flag but with one star only, 






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Vice Admiral with subordinate command. 
Rear ^ ,, >■ » » 

as Vice Admiral but with one star . 



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48 . 


ARGENTINE REPUBLIC. 



The hat f next the staff blue, the other half white. 



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AUSTRIA HUNGARY. 


Enlarged drawing of Arms on Emperor’s Standard 

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ATJSTRIA.-H U N GARY. 


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Standard. Empress. 



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Rear-Admiral’s FLa£ 


AUSTRIA HUN GARY 


Vice-Admiral's Fla^. 


Admiral’s Flag. 












































AUSTRIA-HUNGARY. 


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Commodore 



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Senior Officer. 





















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AUSTRIA - HUNG ARY. 




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AUSTRIA HUNGARY. 



Note L Only the two starsinthe White Stripe are shewafar aLient.Pield Marshal. 
2. The star in the Red Stripe is shewn for a Major General 




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A IT S T R I A H Cx AR Y. 




Flag of Honour - White. 

The inscription on the reverse only is Vinbus umtis", 
that on the obverse is ’ Merito na.va.ji” 








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Flag of Honour _ Red 

The inscription on the reverse only is "Viribus nnitis' 
that on the obverse is Fortitudim navali” 


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A U S T HI A H IT KG ARY. 




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BELGIUM. 


Royal Standard. 

The same as the Standard except, that 
the Coat of Arms is omitted 






Ensign for Men-of-War. 


A square flag of same design as theEnsign with the addition of 
White Balls placed one above another in the upper part of Black Stripe 
4? White Balls for an Admiral or Lieu? Admiral 
3 ,, .. „ a 'Vice Admiral. 

2 ^ *1 ii a Rear n n 

Admirals Flag. 



Commodores Pendant. 





Pendant Masthead for Men-of-War. 

for Merchant Ships but the circumstances 
under which allowed to be flown are not stated. 

Same as the Ensign for Men-of-War. 

Ensign for Merchant Ships 




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Minister of Marine's Fla£. 
Note FI own @1 the ‘[ain. 


Presidents Fla& 


National "Flag 
























Admiral's Fla£. 

Note - Flown at the Main 
Same as Admiral s, tut with two stars in the upper Canton, 
& 6 stars m each of the Vertical Arms of the Cross. 
Vice Admirals Flag,. 

Note .-Flown at the Fore. 

Same as Admirals,but with one star in the upper Canton and 
6 stars in each of the Vertical Arms of the Cross. 

"Rear Admiral's Flag. 

Note-.- Flown at the Mizen. 



FIag flown in the bows of Flagships. 
Also flownby all warships on Sundays 
and Gala days. 


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BRAZIL. 




Commodore's Pendent 
"Note-.-Flown at the Main. 



Senior Officer’s FIa£. 

Note. Flown at the Mizen-top-mast-head. 



Fla& of Adjutant General of the Fleet. 
. Same as the National Fla§. 

En.si |n. 

Same as the "Ensign. 

Merchant Flag. 


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CHILI. 



President of Republic. 

Same as Presidents “Flag, except, that the Arms are omitted. 

Ensign &. Merchant Flag. 







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Minister of Marine 


Director General of the Navy 

Same as the Minister of Marine's Flag, except that the follov/ing 
distinguishing marks are placed mthe centre of the Flag Sc the 
Anchor is omitted. 


N? 1 N?2 

N?l. for a Vice-Admiral. 

., 2. „ a Rear-Admiral in Command. 

2. on a red flag, for a Rear Admiral second m Command 
Admirals' Flags 


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CHINA. 



Standard 

Proportions. 

Length, 18 feet 1 inches 
Breadth. 12 ,, 3/1 .. 

same .as the Standard 


Ensign. 



National 


Flag. 



•1 S V Class 
2*4 Class 
3 ra Class 


Pennant. 

46 feet, 8inches long, inclusive of Blue part of 7 feet,. 

35 feet long.'deluding blue portion of 5 feet, 10 inches. 

23feet S 4inches long,including Blue part of 4 feet 8 inches. 
4/'3inches broad. 


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Prince of 2 nd Order. 


CHINA. 






Badge emblazoned on the Envoys Flag over the Dragon, 
(in lieu of those shown in the drawing) for Envoys of other Rank. 



































6*7. 


CHIJSTA. 

Badges emblazoned on the Envoys Flag over the Dragon 
(in lieu of those shownmthe dmwing) for Envoys of other rank. 


Dukes. 


Prince of 4^‘ Order 


1‘- Class Military. 


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Prince of 3?^ Order 


1 st Class Civil. 































C HINA. 





Badges emblazoned on the Envoys Flag over the Dragon 
(in lieu of those shown in the drawing) for Envoys of other rank. 


2 nd Class Civil. 


2 nd Class Military. 







Flag flown by a Civil Commander in Chief 
above rank of Governor. 

also for highest in rank of passengers 
above Governor's rank. 


Proportions. 

!?“ Class, a square measuring 11 feet 


>nd 




3 
7 

4 


8 inches a side 
4 . 



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CHINA. 





Commodore Z r ^ Cla.ss. 


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CHINA 



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China Merchant Steam Navigation C? s Private Flag. 







Religious Flag. 

flosvn 1 st &, 15 th of every moon & on 23 rd of third moon, 
in honour of the Goddess of die Sea.. 


Proportions. 


l 8t Class 

Length, 

18 feet. 1 inches. 


Breadth. 

8 9 .. 

Z ad Class 

Length- 

15feet . 2inch.es. 


Breadth, 

7 

3 rd Class 

Length, 

12 feet 10 inches. 


Breadth, 

5 „ 10 „ 





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Enlarged drawing of Bad^e outlie abo/a Fla4. 



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COSTA RICA. 


Ensign. 



Enlarged drawing of Arms 

Same as the Ensign except that Badge is ommitted 

Merchant .Flag. 



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Congo Free State 




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Royal Arms on a While Ground lo he inserted over the centre of the Cross in theEnsi£n 
for use as Standard. 

The White Ground to be of such dimensions as will, whenin position, cover one fourth 
of the red in each of Lice squares next the mast 


Royal Standard 








Note:-Vessels in want of aRoyal Standard may hoist the Ensign with Pendant above 

Members of the Royal Family.other than the Sovereign. fly the Ensign with a Crown 
on aWhite Ground inserted in the centre of the Cross, the design, of the v,Town heind 
as shewn in above drawing. 




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Pendant M astti e ad . 





Badges to Be shewn on theEnsign. 

1.Inserted on Centre of Cross for Minister of Marine 

2 Inserted in upper canton & 3 in lower canton for Admiral 

3 Inserted in loth, upper a-lower cantons for Vice Admiral 

„ „ . upper canton only for Rear Admiral 

4 Crown a-Buglem upper corner for Royal Mail Packets 



Commodores Pendant. 



Senior Officers Pendant 



Pendant of CommandmgOfficer 
of a Division. 


Same as the Ensign except that the Flag is rectangular 

Merchant Flag. 


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Enlarged Drawing of Arms 


Same as the Ensign hut without the Arms 
MercFtant Flag 


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Same as the Ensign except that the Arms are omitted 

National and Merchant Fla&. 


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PRANCE 

Note the usual proportion of Flags as use din French Navy is 
approximately as follows, viz length.is "breadth as 7is to 6, except 
the Ensign of which die proportions are as 3 to 2 



Note, the Initials of, the President are worked 
in Goldm the centre of the 'White stripe 

Presidents Flag 


Same as the Pre si dent's Fiag except that 
the Initials are omitted, and length to breadth as 3 is to 2. 

Ensign 

Same as the Presidents Flag except that 
the Initials are omitted 

Minister of Marine 


Distinguishing marks to be used on the Ensign on certain occasions 





N°2 



☆ 

N°3. 



N°4. 


N°l. Inupper part of blue stripe for an Admiral 

2 , . ..a Vice-AdmiTal 

..a Rear-Admiral 

2 . . - .and I | Vice-Admiral when Maritime 

4 In centre of white stripe for j \ 


3 In npper part of blue stripe and 

4 m centre of the white stripe for 
2 or 3. Thupperpart of blue stripe and a 

number in blue in centre of white 
stripe corresponding to position 
in the list. 


Prefect of a Port 
RearAdmiraL when Major de la flo tte at a Port, &- 
Rear-Admiral in command of the Navy inAlgeria 
for Vice or Rear-Admirals in 
a Squadron 
when not in 
Command. 


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Pendant 

Length is to breath as 1333 i 1 

Note the usual proportion of the SPendants shewn below as used in French Navy 
is approximately as follows viz: length is to breadth as 2 is to 1 



Broad Pendant 


For Captain in Command of a Division 
Distinguishing marks to be placed on Broad Pendant on certain occasions. 
A "White Star in upper part of Blue stripe for Independent command 
A Blue .. .. centre ,, White .. not Independent 












































Same as the Ensign. 
Merchant Flag. 









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Note the usual proportions of Flags as used m French Navy 
is approximately as follows, viz: length is to breadth as 7is to 6. 



•Sailing Flag 



(hoisted in place of the ordinal y pendant') 
l during celebration of Divine Service / 


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GERMANY. 






Standard Emperor 


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Emperor's Broad Pendant 


N'Ote. Hoisted in place of the Imperial Standard upon the personal command of 
H.M. the Emperor, and m a vessel visited by him should he personally order it. 


















































GERMANY. 


Standard. Crown Prince 


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Standard Empress. 











































Ensign 


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Jack 


Same as the Jack except that the Cross is omitted. 
Merchant Flag 

Masters of German Merchant Vessels who 
are also Naval Officers of the Reserve are 
allowed to carry the ton Cross on the Merchant 
Flag, the position of the cross "being to the 
extreme left of the flag next the staff 


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Armorial flags for use on ships carrying the Royal Standard 
and die Gross Admirals Flag. 


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SG. 




of 


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Navy 


inspector General 




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Gross-admirals Flag 






Secretary of State for die 
Imperial Naval Department 


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Admirals Flag 


Divionsional Flag 


GERMANY 


Note - Flown at die -mam for Admiral 

« .< •• fore •• "Vice Admiral 

• •• •• mizen •• RearAdmiral 

Oneblackhallimipper cantonnext the staff for Vice-Admiral 
in. ships with one mast and in boats. 

One "black "ball in-upper and lower cantons next the staff for 
Rear Admiral in ships with one and two masts and in "boats. 

For Flag Officers of the Second Squadron of the Battle Fleet the 
distinguishing "bads areTedinstead of black. 

The diameter of the balls is equal to the extreme breadth of the 
black fields of the cross of the Flag. 


Note 


Flown without long Pendant 
at the Main for Commo dare 
Flown with long Pendant 
for Senior Officer. 

ASenior Officer who is at the same tone, 
an Inspector General of the Navy will 
fly the.Flag of an fnspector General. 


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GERMANY 

Imperial Service Flags 
Public Departments 


Flag of Department of Imperial Marine 


‘ To be used.as follows - 
On Shore 

Lighthouses and buildings mcoraiecuon with- 
Naval establishments. 

Pilotage and seamarks. 

Administration of Kiautschou Government, 

Coast Guard, 

Observatories and Meteorological Station. 

Afloat. Ships chartered or attached to the Navy,and ships and boats of 
the Government not authorised to carry war flags” 

Vessels and buildings of the Pilot Administration carry the redletters L.V.,those 
of the Customs, the red letters Z.V.,those of the Fishery Control the redletters 
F. A. onboth sides of the Yellow Anchor. 



The following are the distinguishing badges placed mthe centre of 
the above flag for the undermentioned Departments- 



Foreign Office Imperial Post Office 

VQsousedwitli this badge for 
official buildings and vessels 
in.German Protectorates (except 
Kiautschou) c 


Other Administrative 
Departments 





Flag of the Imperial Governor 
in East Africa and of the 
Governor of Bau-chaou 


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Standard of Grand Duke of Hesse 





Enlarged drawing of Arms 
on Stauard of Grand Duke of Hesse 





Standard nf Queen of Wurtemburg sumlar to King's Standard 
except that die crown at the top ieft hand corner is replaced as 
indicated by dotted linos, by a square of white blue and red 
in order named, horizontally arranged. 


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Lubeck 


Bremen 


Hamburg 


GERMANY 


E l,AG S OF MARITIME STATES 

Used on Government Vessels and Offices controlling seagoing Ships 


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The following are the distinguishing "badges of the several states 
placed in the top left hand corner of the above flag - 


Prussia 


Mecklenburg 


Oldenburg 




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Enlarged drawing of Arms. 



GREECE. 


Standard. 







Ensign. 

Same as the Standard except that the Arms are omitted. 

Jack. 

Same as the Ensign except that LheCrown is emitted. 

Merchant Flag. 

I 

Same as IheEnsign except that the Flag is made square 

Minister of Marine’s Flag. 



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GHEECE 



centre of 


Admiral's Fla&. 

. Rote-.- When the above Flag carries a Crown in the 
he Cross &it ishoisted at IheMainil indicates the presence 


onboard of the King or other member of the Royal Family- 


Distinguishing mark placed on the Admiral's Fla£ 



Tn the tipper slower cantons next the staff for Vice Admiral 
„ . lower- canton „ „ „ „ Rear 






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Enlarged drawing of Badge ontKe Ensign. 


Same as the Ensign except that the Badge is omitted. 

Merchant FLa|. 


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Same as the Ensign shewn above 

Merchant Flag 


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Ensi gn 

Same as the Ensign except that the Badge is omitted 

Merchant Flag. 


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HONDURAS. 



Enlarged drawing of Arms of Ensign. 



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Standard of Crown Prince 


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Enl arged Drawing of Badge on 
Royal &. Crown Prince's Standards. 



The same flag with 

2 blue stars. Minister, l 8 . c Class 

1 •• star. » 2 I ' d 

3 fed stars. General 

2 . Lieutenant General 

1 star. Major-General 





















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Minister of Marines Fla£ 

Note- Usually made square. 

Same as the Minister of Marine’s Flag 
except that the yellow hand is omitted 
Secretary of State for Navy's Flag. 




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Admiral’s Fla£ 

Note :-2 Yellow Stars (as in AdnuralsF]ai)for Vice Admiral 
^ . » „ Rear 



Broad Pendant of Command. 


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Emperor's Standard 
Note-Flown at the Wain 


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or the Grandmother of the Emperor is present. 



Prince Imperial's Standard. 

Note-Flown at the Mam. 


Same as the Prince Imperial’s Standard except that the red space 
encircling the Chrysanthemum is white 

Imperial Princes' and Princesses' Standard. 

Note:-Flown at the Main. 


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Admiral's Flag 
Note Flown at thehlain. 


Vice Admiral's Flag 
Note .-Flown at the Fore 




Rear Admirals Flag 
Mote-Flown at iheMizen In two masted ships attheFore 


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D uty 


Fla£ 


Same as the Duty Flag except that the Ground is v/hite a the Stripes dark blue 

Transport Flag 
Same as Jack 

Merchant Fla4 


Commodore's Broad Pendant 

Note Flown at the Main 

Same as the Commodores except that the Sun and Rays are white and the Ground red 

Senior Officers Broad Pendant 

Note - Flown at the mizen. In two masted ships at the Fore 


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Jack 




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Hospital Ship Flag. 



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Military Transport Flag 



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Ensign &, Merchant Flag. 


FEDERATED MALAY STATES. 




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MEXICO. 


Pendant. 


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Captain Commanding a Flotilla or Division 

Same as above but without star. 

Captam of Signals Commanding a Division 

Same as Ensign except that badge is ommitted 
Merchant Flag 

Same as Merchant Flag, but with anchor on Wrote field. 
Customs Flag 


Same as Ensign except that the flag is square. 
President of the Republic Flown at the mam 
Secretary for War____ fore 

General Officer 1 Three stars placed vertic- 
commanding m chief ) ally on. green field of flag. 

h—*- ■'"* - ■ i “” 

\ One star as above 

Offic er commanding a I. andred ^ 

flotilla or Squadron ) cut as swallowtail. 


Etisigri. 

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St-in. dard. 



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MONTKNEGRO. 



Military Hag. 



Marine Flag 


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MOROCCO (See also note.) 








Standard. 


Same as die. Standard. 


Ensign &. Merchant. 

Note, This Standard & Ensign is used also by Muscat, Zanzibar. 

&. several Independent, Arab Colonies in Madagascar 80 Grand Comoro. 





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Royal Standard 
Dimensions 3.2 







Royal Pendant & Standard 
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Pen.da.nt & Standard for Princos- 
of tiie Royal Family. 


Pendant &. Standard for Princesses 
of the Royal family. 


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Orange Broad Pendant 




















































NETHERLANDS. 





"Royal Pendant and Standard 
For H RJi Prince Henry of the Netherlands. 








Enlarged drawing of Arms on Standard of 
H.R.H. Prince Henry of the Netherlands 


Note. Standards of H M The Queen. & other members of the Royal Family, 
flown at the main,or. in the case of two masted vessels, at theFore. 
When no salute is required the Orange "Broad Pendant is flown. 
When no honours are required the Blue Pendant is flown. 



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Same as the Royal Standard except that the Arms are omitted. 

Ensign and Jack. 

Dimensions as 3-2 



Broad. Pendant 

Flown by the Governor General of the Dutch Indies above the Ensign. 

Note:- The Governor of Surinam,of Curacao,of Celebes,^ flies the 
Ensign with two white balls on Ted stnpe near the Staff but no 
Pendant 

Governors of Colonies etc. 


Distinguishing marks placed on the'£nsi£n on the Red Stripe near the Staff. 



1 2 3 4 - 


“Note. Minister of Marine. 
Admiral 
Lieu' Admiral 
Vice ,, 

Rear ,, 


The Ensign with the Man cf War Pendant above at the Mam 
Same as Ensign but square,with Badge N°1 at the Main. 

„ „ „ 2 

„ .... .. . ... 3 at the Pore 

... „ „ 4 .. ., Mizen 


when not m command, the Tligs oi Lieutenant, Vice. a Rear-Admirals are shaped 
like the Ensign. 


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Senior Naval Officer's Pendant. 

Note Senior Nava] Officer The above Pendant at the Fore with 
Man of War Pendant above it instead of at the Main 
■Dimensions as 3.2 



Marine Reserve. 

Same as the Ensi|n. 

Merchant Flag. 


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NORWAY. 



Royal Standard 
(Dimensions 7:5) 




Pendant, for Man of War. 


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Ensign 

(Dimensions 27:16) 



Senior Officers’ Flag. 


Bailees to form upper left "hand canton of 
ensign m flags of following officers. 


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Minister 
of Defence 


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Admiral 
Commanding 
in Chief 



Admiral 





Vice-Admiral 


Rear Admiral 


General 
Commanding 
in Chief 




Senior Officers Pendant 


Junior Officer's Pendant. 






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NICARAGUA 






Enlarged drawing of the Badge on the Ensign 




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National Flag and Ensign 


















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Mercliant Flag 



PANAMA 



National Flag &. Ensign 







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Enlarged drawing of Badge 
in Merchant flag. 


PARAGUAY 


Pend ant. 


nnsign 


Enlarged drawing oi Badge. Enlarged drawing oC Badge 
in .front of Ensign. at Back of Ensign. 


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Same as Ensign, except that the Circular Badge isplaced 
in the White Stripe near the Staff 

Merchant Flag. 


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Ensign. 

Same as the Standard except that the Crown,Lion & Sun are omitted. 

Merchant Flag. 


PERU 



Same astheEnsign except that the .Arms are omitted. 

Merchant Flag. 

Same as the Ensign, hut square 

Minister of War's Flag. 




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Same as Vice-Admiral's, but 
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Rear-Admiral's FlaA 


Captain commanding a Squadron. 


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Royal Standard 
( King, Queen, and "Recent) 


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Royal Family-:Personal Flag 


National Flag 
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in.the above flag the Crown & Stars as shown below are inserted. 


(a) In the centre for - 



Minister of Marine 


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General Major of Admirals 7la&. Vice Admirals FlaA. Rear Admirals Flag. 

Royal Navy. 




In blue field for¬ 





te) In. white field for- 



f| Inspector of Ike Arsenal 


Rear Admiral not in command 
of a Squadron. 


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R0UMA5TIA. 



Royal Standard. 





























ROUMANIA . 



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Enlarged drawing of the Arms on Standard & Ensign. 

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Same as Merchant Flag (but square.! with the following distinguishing marks in the blue stripe . 

Cross anchors surmounted by a star.For Commander-in-Chief of the Navy 

and Inspector - General of Marine. 

Cross anchors only _ —_Ditto (if not an Admiral) 

Two stars__For Vice-Admiral. 

One star__For Rear-Admiral. 


Admiral's Flags. 


Ensign. 


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Imperial Standard. 

for use on Shcrre. 
Dimensions 3 2 


Enlarged drawing of Eaqle which appears on 
several flags on the following pages. 

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RUSSIA. 


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Same as the Emperors Pendant except that theTly 
is DarlcBlue instead of White 

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Pendant & Standard of Czarevtch. 
if holding the title of Ceneral Admiral. 


KUSSTA 


Czarevich's Standard 


Same as the Czarevichs' Pendant except that the Ply is 
Dark Blue instead of White. 

Czarevna's Pendant. 


Same as the Czarevichs'Standard except that the Flag 
is made swallow taiLed like the Empress' Standard. 

Czarevnas' Standard. 


Czarevich's Pendant. 


























































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Grand Dukes Pendant 







Grand Dukes' Standard. 


Same as the Grand Dukes Pendant except that the Fly 
is Dark Blue instead of White . 

Grand Duchesss' Pendant. 


Same as the Grand Dukes Standard except that the Fla£ 
is made swallow tailed like theEmpr.esd Standard. 

Grand Duchesss Standard. 



Pendant & Standard of Prince of Imperial Blood 

if holding the title of General Admiral. 




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Ambassador Extraordinary. 




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RUSSIA. 



Admiralty Fla^. 


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Pendant Man of War. 


Ensign & Admirals' Flag 

The Admirals Flagismade shorter than the Ensign 
Dimensions 3'.?. 


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Vice Admirals’ Flag 

‘dame as the above except that the Stripe at the bottom isRed instead of Blue 

Rear Admirals'Flag. 

This Bad4e isinserted on the Centre of the Cross of the FI as s for 
Admiral '/ice Admiral 8r Rear Admiral, when used in Boats. 

slinguishing Marks to “be placed onthe Ensign. 


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1 On the Centre of the Cross for a Commander in Chief of aPort 
o . H of a Port 

% ' ' " 11 1 . Military Commander in Chief holing a Naval apDOJirtment 

General „ » . „ 


Intheup’per left hand corner; 
* occupyinq 4 of the flag ) 


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Merchant Flag. 


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Enlarged drawing of Arms on Royal Standard . 



SE RV IA . 


Royal Standard. 



Merchant Flag. 

Note The Arms are sometimes inserted on this flag 
Either design is correct. 


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The Queen’s Standard. 

Flown at the Main af the Vessel by which the Queen is travelling. 


Crown Prince’s Standard. 


Flown at the Main of the Vessel in which 
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Admiralty Flag. 

flown at the Maui, or at the Fore if the Royal Standard is at the Main, 
fomse of the Commander in Chief of the Navy or his Deputy. 

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Standard of the Royal Princesses. 




Standard of the Royal Princes. 

For use of those members of the Royal family whose 
Rank entitles them to a Royal Salute of 21 Guns. 
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S TAM. 



Seals of Office a. names of Governors of Provinces 
are inserted in the-wlute disc. 






N?1 N°2 

Badges shewn in the shove fla* in place of the white disc 
N°l-for Diplomatic "Fla£ 

■N°2- .. Consular Fla£ 


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Jack 


il awn at the Mam for an Admiral. 

.. Fore with a"White"Chakr’(wheel}in upper left hand corners for aYi ceAdmiral. 

„ „ „ Mizen. „ ,, both upper a lower left hand comers for aFear-Admiral 

(For drawing of “Chafer" see Senior Officer's Pendant) 


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SPAIN. 



Roya.1 Standard 

As used by the King &. Queen A the Prince of Asturias. 
Thu Infante of Spain uses a. fla£ of similar design but forked, 
die position of badge remaining unchanged. 



Enlarged Drawing of Arms on the Royal Standard. 

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"N? 1 to left of Crown & Shield for Minister of Marine at the Main. 

Admiral Commander in Chief at the Mam. 
Vice Admiral „ . „ „ . Fore. 

Subordinate at the Fore. 

Rear Admiral Commander in Chief attheWizen. 

Subordinate at the Wizen 
Captain General of aDep art meat 1 
A Admiral Commander-m-Chief at the Main 
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The following 8 Flags are flown al the Mam beneath the Ensign. 







Military Commander in Chiefs Fiag. 


Distinguishing Marks placed on the Yellow stripe of the above Flags. 

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1 twice one above the other to the left of the Crown &. Shield for Colonial Governors General. 


. 2.lo the left of the Crown & Shield 

3 

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1. on each side of the Crown a Shield 
1. to the left ..... 


1. 


right 


. Cardinals & Primate of Spain. 

. Knights of the Golden Fleece. 

. Ambassadors. 

[Lieutenant Generals (a) ofDi3tricts 
I along the Coasts,&ib; in. command of Army .'ops 
(Field Marshal Commanders 
[General o! Provinces along the Coast 
/Brigadier Commanders General of 
lProvinces_or Fortresses along the 
)Coast,& Commanders General of 
[Provinces along the Coast. 



Merchant Flag 


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Badges forming the upper left hand 
canton of Ensign to denote rank 




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☆ ☆ 


Ministers of Marine Admiral 


☆ ☆ 

Vice Admiral 


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Rear Admiral 








































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TURKEY. 


Imperial Standard 
Note-flown ai-the Main 


Imperial Standard 

Note-Flown at the Ensign Staff. 


Pendant for Men of War 




Ensign & Merchant Flag. 

For Turkey;E£ypt & Tripoli 
Note - The Ensign flown at theMamindicat.es thepresence on Board of a Pas ha. of Ferik or Mushir's 
rank, or at the Fore a Pasha of Siva’s rank. AllAdnurals. Generals and other High 
functionaries have the tital of Pasha andthuB use theEnsign as distinguishingFlag. 

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Note_There is at present no separate distinguishing Flag for Admirals. 
For use of Ensign see note preceding page. 



Same as the above except that the Star ik. Crescent are omitted. 

2 n ^ Class Commodore’s Flag 


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' Naval College Flag. 














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Standard ofKliedive of Egypt 

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"Flag of the Hi£h Commissioner of the Island of Crete 



See the Turkish Ensign on preecedmgpage 

E&yptian Merchant Flag 



Bulgarian Merchant Flag. 



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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 


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Flag, Revenue Marine 




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Ensign & Merchant. Flag 

Flown at the head of the main-mast by the President 

,, at the top of fore-mast by Ministers & Secretaries of State 


¥ Senior Officers Flag (not a Flag Officer) 
* in command of a Division of Ships. 

Flown at the Main without Masthead Pendant 



Senior Officer of 2 or more Ships 
and Captain cf Port.. 

Flown at the Main without Masthead Pendant 


















































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oil Standard. 


Ensign &. Merchant Flag 

Same as Standard except that 
the Arms are omitted 


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Standard 

Used "by the President &. the 
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PILOT FLAGS. 


There are for use .m daylight, two alternative signals for Pilots .viz. 

1° The two Flags signifying Px in the International Code; they are the following 



ote. This Flag is 
usually made 
nearly square viz 
Length Is to 
Breadth as 11 is 
to 9 





ote. This Flag 
is usually made 
nearly square 
viz. Length is to 
Breadth, as 11 
is to 9 


2 ”* The special Pilot Flag of certainNations.whenthe Universal Pilot Signal 
shewn above is not used, they are the following, viz 



Great Bntian 
(Flown, at the Fore) ^ 



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Tonga. 


" United States of .America 


The following countries use Flag TV the International 
Code as a Pilot Flag 

Chili. Hayti. Madagascar. Mexico & Uruguay In the 
Persian Gulf. The British Pilot Flag is generally used 
buc occasionally the Russian Pilot Flag is hoisted as 
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