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Gallardete Nacional de Mando

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[Masthead Pennant, Mexico] 1:4
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 10, 2001


See:

Masthead Pennant
Gallardete Nacional de Mando

Oct. 20, 2000 - present

From the Article 17 of the Decree published on Oct. 19, 2001, in the Diario Oficial de la Federación, comming into effect a day later.

"Article 17.- The National Masthead Pennant (Gallardete Nacional de Mando) is like an isosceles triangle with the colors of the National Flag, it shall be hoisted on the ships whose commander be captain or official.
This pennat shall be hoisted on the top of the masthead, and shall keep hoist 24 hours a day...".

Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán , May 10, 2001


Nov. 25, 1994 - Oct. 19, 2000

The "Reglamento de Uniformes y Divisas de la Armada" issued in Diario Oficial de la Federación on November 25, 1994, in effect on day 26 of the same month, states on the "Gallardete Nacional de Mando" (Masthead Pennant) as follows:

"CHAPTER II. On the 'banderas insignias' (ensigns)

Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán , May 10, 2001


Earliest National Pennants

The National Pennant is in use since Mexico achieved independence from Spain in 1821, even before. However, the earliest law I've even found where the Masthead pennant is regulated is the General Ordinance of 1897, then, that of 1912.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán , May 10, 2001


1864/1865-1867 Masthead pennant

[Mexican Masthead Pennant used during the Empire II]
1:20
[Pennant no longer in use]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, April 06, 2001

During the Empire (1864-1867) the Masthead Pennant was regularized by decree of June 18, 1864, but its official proportions were established by Imperial Law issued in the "Diario del Imperio" on November 13, 1865 describying it as follows:

"(...) and the National Pennant shall be proportioned 1:20, as it is indicated in the attached drafts, figure 2."

Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, April 06, 2001

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