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SAN MARTIN GALLEON FLAGS, ENSIGNS and JACKS

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Hi all,

I have been trying to uncover which flags, ensigns or jacks the Spanish Galleon "San Martin" flew in the late 16th century. Flags came with the kit, but I don't think they are correct. I have read that on the main mast the Papal Jack was flown. I have also read that the Spanish Ensign was flown from the mizzen mast. Agter some research it appears that the flags that came with the kit are wrong, and do not have a Papal jack or flag at all.

So I am look for naval flags, ensigns or jacks flown by the Spanish, on galleons in the late 16th century.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Bill

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Yes I have seen this page. And that's when I noticed the flags provided in the kit did not match any of the flags shown. I think the flag that has a white background and crossed red branches apply. I did a screen capture of that flag. But San Martin was the lead galleon and I'm sure either flags or banners would be different from the rest of the fleet.

Thanks as always for your input.

Bill

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Well when I was in the US Navy (1968 - 1988) the admiral flags was only flown in-port. At sea it was a banner I believe. But I could be wrong about the banner.

My time in the Navy was spent beliw decks in the engineroom, so flags and banners were never my strong suit. Hahaha.

Bill

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Ok guys,

I have found what I believe to be the country flag flown on the San Martin in 1588. According to my research this is the correct flag below. This, of course would have been flown on the main mast at sea.

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