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Rank flags of the Marine Self Defense Forces (Japan)

Last modified: 2004-10-23 by phil nelson
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These flags were adopted Jan 28 1956 and still in use.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 February 2000

Vice admiral

White flag with three red cherry blossoms, 1 over 2.

Rear admiral

White flag with two red cherry blossoms.


[Commodore] by Jaume Ollé

Commander class A

[Commander, class A] by Jaume Ollé

Commander class B

[Commander, class B] by Jaume Ollé

Commanding officer pennant

[Commanding officer pennant] by Jaume Ollé

I have a streamer pennant from World War II. It has the red circle with 8 rays on the wide end. the pennant is 4 inches wide by 18 feet long. red design on a very long white wool, pointed pennant. I collect Japanese navy flags and I have been told it is a ship commission pennant.
Jim Bogdan, 29 April 2000

This is a commanding officer's pennant used Jan. 30, 1914-1945.

The commanding officer's pennant was re-adopted on Jan. 28, 1956 for the Maritime Self Defense Force.

During Jan. 30, 1914 - Oct. 7, 1889 the commanding officer's pennant had 16 rays with red disc like a Naval ensign and from Oct. 7, 1889 - Oct 3, 1870 the pennant had a red disc-like Hinomaru.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 30 April 2000

Senior officier present afloat

[Senior officer present afloat]
by Jaume Ollé