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Flags of the Chilean Navy

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Naval Jack

[old naval jack]
Željko Heimer, 09 Apr 2001

The Album 2000 [pay00] says (pages CH 1.1 & CH 1.2):

1. National flag. [CSW/CSW]
A 2:3 blue flag with a white star, inscribed in a circle of diameter 1/3rd of the flag height at hoist.
Željko Heimer, 09 Apr 2001

The same flag is described as Yacht flag. The question is — are this two one and the same, the image being somewhat distorted, or is there really a special flag for Chile to be used on private yachts?
Željko Heimer, 01 Dec 1999

Previous version

[old naval jack]
Željko Heimer, 09 Apr 2001

The square flag with a white star is shown in Flaggenbuch [neu39] as naval jack (Gösch der Kriegschiffe). Star is inscribed in a circle of diameter one half of the flag side. Album 1995 [pie95] still showed the square version. But I remember having seen TV images of an historical Chilean sailing ship owned by the Navy. The hoisted jack was definitively rectangular.
Željko Heimer, 09 Apr 2001

Naval standard

The Chilean Navyʼs standard is blue with the arms of the navy (a blue shield bordered in gold and ensigned with a gold naval crown, bearing an upright anchor, also gold). Source: photo in Alejandro Preneta: La Armada de Chile (Boulogne: Delroisse, 1985): 91.
Joe McMillan, 16 Feb 2002

Chilean Navy flag terminology

I found the following terms in the glossary on the Chilean Navyʼs website

Joe McMillan, 09 Jun 2000

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