Jump to content

Royal Navy Ensigns 1750-1825


Recommended Posts

When ships of the Royal Navy were not part of a large squadron under the command of an admiral, vice-admiral or commodore, did they also fly a red ensign. I am thinking in terms of frigate, sloops, & brigs which had duties other than fleet actions. How does one know?

 

Also let me know if this is posted in the wrong forum

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I believe (but of course can't find a reference) that the red ensign would have been flown by any ships operating directly under Admiralty orders.  That would not be typical, as most ships would be under the command of a flag officer even if they are operating "independently" from the main body of a fleet, and hence adopt the red, white or blue squadron designation of the commanding admiral.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...