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by Luis Miguel Arias, 31 July 2002
The Royal Order of 19th August 1911 (Colección Legislativa de la Armada no. 264/1911) adopts the ensign for ships belonging to the Army which operated in North African waters 1911-1931. It is identical to the war ensign only adding the caption "COMPAÑIA DE MAR" (sea company) in black lettering below the arms. The Order does not specify the black colour but a (post-1931) Republican one did, since it modified the colour from black to white (which stood out better against the wider, purple stripe).
Luis Miguel Arias, translated by Santiago Dotor, 31 July 2002