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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_ensign

A naval ensign is an ensign used by naval ships of various countries to denote their nationality. It can be the same or different from a country's civil ensign or state ensign. It can also be known as a war ensign. A large version of a naval ensign which is flown on a warship's mast just before going into battle is called a battle ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensign

An ensign is the national flag flown on a vessel to indicate nationality. The ensign is the largest flag, generally flown at the stern (rear) of the ship. The naval ensign used on warships, may be different from the civil ensign (merchant ships) or the yacht ensign (recreational boats). Large versions of naval ensigns called battle ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Naval_Ensign

The Indian Naval Ensign is a naval ensign used by ships of the Indian Navy. The blue ensign of the Star of India was used from 1879–1928 as the naval ensign of Her Majesty's Indian Marine (1879-1892) and then the Royal Indian Marine ( 1892-1928). It then became the naval jack and was used from 1928–1947 by the  ...

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Ensign

The White Ensign, at one time called the St George's Ensign due to the simultaneous existence of a cross-less version of the flag, is an ensign flown on British Royal Navy ships and shore establishments. It consists of a red St George's Cross on a white field with the Union Flag in the upper canton. The White Ensign is also ...

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Oct 6, 2017 ... Contents. [hide]. 1 Civil and merchant ensigns. 1.1 Notes. 2 State ensigns; 3 Naval ensigns; 4 Jacks; 5 Yacht ensigns; 6 Distinguishing marks; 7 House flags ...

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Nov 22, 2014 ... Around 1620 we began to see the striped Tudor ensign begin to give way to new naval ensigns with solid-color fields. However, some naval ensigns using the Tudor striped format were reported still in use in the late 1620s, and some parts of the merchant service even longer. An example would be the red ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensign_of_the_United_States

The Grand Union Flag was the de facto first U.S. naval ensign. It was first raised aboard Continental Navy Commodore Esek Hopkins' flagship Alfred on the Delaware River on December 3, 1775; John Paul Jones, then the ship's senior lieutenant, personally claimed this ...

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Most countries have only one national flag and ensign for all purposes. In other countries, a distinction is made between the land flag and the civil, state and naval ensigns. The elaborate British ensigns, for example, differ from the flag used on land, the Union Flag, and have different versions of plain and defaced Red and ...