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Civil Ensign 1785-1927 (Spain)

Bandera Mercante

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[Civil Ensign 1785-1927 (Spain)] 2:3 | stripes 1+1+2+1+1
by Željko Heimer
Flag adopted 1785, abolished 1927

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The Spanish civil ensign from 1785 to shortly before 1931 was a yellow field with narrow red stripes near the top and bottom. It was essentially five stripes of yellow, red, yellow, red, yellow in proportions 1:1:2:1:1.

Nick Artimovich, 10 April 1996

National Geographic 1917 shows a jack in the yellow-red-yellow-red-yellow 1+1+2+1+1 pattern, thus equal to the merchant flag shown above.

Željko Heimer, 6 August 2001

This is a mistake in National Geographic 1917 since until 1945 the naval jack was the same as the war ensign and merchant ships had no jack.

Luis Miguel Arias, 15 July 2003

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