1/600 English Blue Squadron flags
1/600 English Blue Squadron flags
1/600 English Blue Squadron flags
1/600 English Blue Squadron flags

1/600 English Blue Squadron flags

03NAC654
In stock
€1.65

Sheet showing several textured paper historical flags of a 1630-1707 English Man-of-war belonging to the Blue Squadron. Sizes: ensign W12 x L18 mm, mast flags W8 x L1 mm, jack W6 x L9 mm, pennant W4 x L48 mm.

 

Blue Squadron EnsignAlthough single-coloured ensigns started replacing the old Tudor stripped ensigns since the early 1620s, it wasn't before the First Dutch War that the practice of supplying all the ships of a squadron with ensigns of the squadronal colour (red, white and blue) was ultimately established.

As for the Blue Ensign, it remained the same until 1707, when it was replaced by the new United Kingdom blue ensign, this including the Union Jack at the corner.

Sources: Anonymous manuscript from 1670, reprinted in Amsterdam 1966 as «Flags of the World 1669-1670» | W. G. Perrin, «British flags», Cambridge 1922

Sizes: ensign W12 x L18 mm, mast flags W8 x L12 mm, jack W6 x L9 mm, pennant W4 x L48 mm.

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