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The History of Maritime Flags

Posted by Alan J. Duro on May 1, 2015 6:30:00 AM


As navies worldwide began exploring our world, the vessels used in this process began a rich traditionof boat flags that were used for a variety of purposes. In this post, we'll discuss the history and meaning behind some common maritime flags.

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Topics: burgees, pennants, Boat Flags

4 Uses For Custom Pennants

Posted by Alan J. Duro on Mar 26, 2015 7:30:00 AM


A triangular banner with one short edge and two equal longer edges, a pennant gets its name from the Latin penna, meaning wing or feather. In history, it represented a knight's personal arms, identifying him beyond the larger group he fought in. Pennants reached great size in the British Navy starting during the Tudor era. Here are some places you'll commonly find pennants today:

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Topics: burgees, pennants

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