catopower Posted January 19, 2015 Share #1 Posted January 19, 2015 I've been recently thinking about presenting a British Royal Navy vessel at launch and there are some beautiful contemporary models and paintings that depict English Royal Navy ships before they have any masting or rigging, set up with poles and an assortment of large flags. As far as my understanding goes, these are flown at time of launching. I see Union Jacks, White Ensign and other flags – royal standard maybe? Does anyone know what rules govern what flags are flown? Also, where are poles located? I would expect something fit into place where the masts would later go, but there appear to be flags at a jackstaff at the stern and at the headrails. What about smaller ships? Do these fly fewer flags? Which? And where? Clare Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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