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According to Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62]
the flag consists of three equally wide horizontal stripes red-white-red.
This flag was offered in March 1857 to the Minister of Interior Affairs
by the mayor of Dordrecht as the municipal flag. The colors are derived
from the municipal arms. These colors had already been in use for a long
time: the accounts of the city of 1284-1287 include receipts for white
and red linen for the banners. Furthermore the "Dordtse vlag" appears in
several old flag resources (charts and books) 1836-1875.
Jarig Bakker, 28 Apr 2003
Collegie "Tot Nut van Handel en Zeevaart" (College for the Benefit of Trade and Navigation), established 1818 in Dordrecht. Leen Smit pictures number 100. In 1882 it was still in existence, but by 1979 it had disappeared.
Flag: Red over white over red, 1:2:1; the number centered on the white, probably black.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 6 Dec 2001