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Flag for Coastal Fortresses and Naval Buildings after 1786 (Spain)

Last modified: 2006-01-07 by santiago dotor
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[Flag for Coastal Fortresses and Naval Buildings after 1786 (Spain)]
image by Sergio Camero, 14 July 2002

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By Royal Ordinance of 20 May 1786 the design of the new war ensign extends to naval forts, castles and any other [naval] coastal building. Later on the General Naval Ordinances of 1793 order that the flag with the new colors, is hoisted at arsenals, barracks, navy observatories, naval academies etc. Source: Antonio Manzano Lahoz, Las Banderas Históricas del Ejército Español.

Sergio Camero, 30 August 2002