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2126b. [flag] U. S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral (upper half) Flag or Ensign c.1916-1966.

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2126b. [flag] U. S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral (upper half) Flag or Ensign c.1916-1966.

2126b. [flag] U. S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral (upper half) Flag or Ensign c.1916-1966. Official U. S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Flag size #6 (42” h x 63”w) for use on vessels when the Admiral was on board. Ensign was manufactured for the Coast Guard use and is still fresh with light use. Made of 100% nylon with sewn on pattern. Pattern consists of a field of blue with Coast Guard shield on crossed anchors overlaying on the center portion, without the words “Semper Paratus” [1966-date], flanked by two white stars. Manufacturer not marked. Marked “ U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral No. 6”. Coast Guard personal flags are used according to the same rules followed by the Navy, serving as a distinctive mark in lieu of the commission pennant when a flag officer is on board a ship. Today the Commandant of the Coast Guard flies a flag similar to that of the Chief of Naval Operations, but with the Coast Guard seal in full color replacing the Navy’s eagle and anchor. Today the Commandant is the Coast Guard’s only full admiral. Before 1979, Commandants simply flew the flag appropriate to their rank, up to a four star version similar to the Navy full admiral’s flag with the Coast Guard emblem in the center in white. When displayed in the bow of a boat, the staff would be ornamented with a spread eagle finial. Wonderful for your display and quite difficult to get any early Admiral flags. Overall clean, perfect for display. (VG+). $135.