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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/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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Apr 5, 2018 ... 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/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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White, with the national flag in canton. Jan Zrzavy, 16 January 1998. Ratio 1:2 according to Album 2000. Željko Heimer, 14 February 2001. In a photo at http:// www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-11583887 of a ship, formerly HMS Dumbarton Castle, sold to the Bangladeshi navy, the flag ...

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Prior to 01 September 1946, ships of the South African navy flew the British white ensign and the South African national flag as a jack. The first specifically South African naval ensign was "a plain white flag with the national Flag in the upper dexter canton".

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[Service ensign of the port vehicles with autonomous propulsion] by Željko Heimer. A white ensign with white-green-red horizontal tricolour canton and crossed blue anchors at lower fly. Željko Heimer, 06 January 2004.

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Mar 30, 2018 ... Flags based on British ensigns · Flags of Australia · Flags of the United Kingdom · Flags of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1922-1947) · Flags with crosses · Galeria de bandeiras marítimas · Gallery of armed forces flags · Gallery of flags by design · Maritime flags · Roundel · Royal ...