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Belgium: Naval flags, 1917, Part 2

Last modified: 2002-03-02 by ivan sache
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The October 1917 issue of National Geographic Magazine [gmc17] shows p. 347, figures 532 through 540, a set of naval flags different from the current ones.
The colour plate is conveniently reprinted in Zanmierowski [zna99] on page 97.

Numbers below are from the plate in Number is the number of the figure in National Geographic Magazine and the name are the appropriate US counterparts, since the plate shows different naval flags in comparison with US system.

Zeljko Heimer, 27 February 2001


[Commodore]by Zeljko Heimer

#537. Black-yellow-red tricolour, with the red stripe twice the width and split thoughout. Apparent proportion 1:2.

Zeljko Heimer, 27 February 2001

Senior Officer afloat

[Senior Officer afloat]by Zeljko Heimer

#538. Blue triangular pennnant in proportion 2:3.


[Secretary of the Navy]by Zeljko Heimer

#539. Black-yellow-red tricolour, in proportion 2:3.
Current jack is similar but square.

Pilot flag

[Pilot flag, 1917]by Zeljko Heimer

#540. Black-yellow-red tricolour with white border, in proportion 2:3.

[Pilot flag]by Phil Nelson

Also shown in Webster's New International Dictionary (circa 1924).

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