Flags of the British Navy

Flags of (or Associated with) the British Navy


Author: F. Edward Hulme

Image source: Hulme, Plate X1 [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

[W]e have at the present time the white ensign, Fig. 95 [top left], the special flag of the Royal Navy; the blue ensign, Fig. 96 [second from top left], the distinguishing flag of the Royal Naval Reserve; and the red ensign, Fig. 97 [middle left], the flag of the Merchant Service, each with the Union in the upper corner next the mast. [Hulme 40; commentary continues below]

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