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Emperor's Standard, 1828

[Emperor's Standard, 1828] 1:1 by Zeljko Heimer

Adopted: 1828
Abandoned: late 19th century

In the year 1828 measures about the Standard and the Admiral's flag were issued, the former became yellow, had the imperial eagle and a yellow-black-white-red adorned edge (Siegel 1912).
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 2 December 2001


Emperor's Standard, late 19th century

[Emperor's Standard, late 19th century] 1:1 by Zeljko Heimer

Empress' Standard, late 19th century

[Empress' Standard, late 19th century] 1:1 by Zeljko Heimer

Archduke's Standard, late 19th century

[Archduke's Standard, late 19th century] 1:1 by Zeljko Heimer

1915 Versions

In 1915 the imperial flag were changed in colour.  The flag of the emperor and empress was called "purpur" and the illustration is a violet color very close to the Romanian royal flag as illustrated in Znamierowski (1999) "World Encyclopedia", p.58. The flag of the archdukes is an orangeish color, slightly redder than the bottom stripe of the current German flag, very much like that of the flag of the emperor (of the Holy Roman Empire) on Znamierowski (1999), p.55.
Norman Martin, 2 December 2001


Imperial and Royal Pennant

Pennant Red over White over Red, ratio 1:100.  Uncertain if the narrowing of the pennant eventually leaves only the middle
stripe or if each stripe tapers so they stay equally wide.

Source: Dienst-Flaggen und Standarten der k.u.k. Kriegs-Marine, Wien 1896 (Nachtrag 1902)

Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 2 December 2001

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