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All Navy ships in working conditions and under the command of a Navy officer will further hoist the following:
Naval jack (jaco nacional or jaque nacional!).
This is a 1:1 flag, red with a green border 1/8
wide and the sphere and shield in the center.
António Martins, 03 Feb 1998
According to the ANC
site Should be hoisted at the stern, from sunrise to sunset, only when the
ship is docked or anchored.
António Martins, 10 Apr 1999
A very long triangular flag hoisted in the main mast (when there is no rank flag to be hoisted) 24 hours a day. According to the law of June 19th, 1911, this is vertically divided in green and red, the relative width of these varying according to the length:
|2 m||80 cm||120 cm||2:5 = 40%|
|7 m||3 m||4 m||3:7 ≅ 43%|
|9 m||4 m||5 m||4:9 ≅ 44%|
Used only on warships under way.
António Martins, 9 Jun 2000
The Portuguese navy flag [shows] a silver fish in a blue field,
in the upper side says "São Jorge", and in lower side says "Talant
de bien faire".
Vitor Jaime Matos Silva, 11 Jun 2001
I’m no expert in military vexillology and much less in military
heraldry, but from what I think I understood, each ship in the portuguese
navy is considered a military unit and has it’s own coat of arms
accordingly (every unit seems to have a COA in our military forces). These
coats of arms (or the corresponding seal) do not serve as basis for any
flags, at least usually, but they do appear in the unit flag.
Jorge Candeias, 14 Aug 2001
In a beautiful photo of the naval training ship Sagres, a
floating navigation/sailing school of the portuguese Navy. The ship
has, apart from the traditional Christ Order cross
in the sails, two flags hoisted: The portuguese national
flag and a white flag with a blue St.
George’s cross over all and something red at the canton (prop. 2:3).
If this St. George flags was white and green, it would be a
naval rank flag, but being it
white and blue, I don’t know what flag it is…
Jorge Candeias, 21 Jan 1998
The red element is suspiciously similar to a
Christ Order cross.
Jorge Candeias, 16 Jun 1998
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