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Royal Yacht's Ensign (Thailand)

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[Royal Yacht's Ensign (Thailand)]
by Jaume Ollé

See also:

Royal Yacht's Ensign 1897-1917

[Royal Yachts Ensign 1897-1917 (Thailand)]
The blue border matches the original source's background and is not part of the flag
from the Singha Beer source

From the Singha Beer source:

The Royal Yacht's Flag (B.E.2440) [1897 AD]
This is a red flag with a white elephant - in full caparison - standing on a dias [sic, probably "dais"] facing the flagpole.

In accordance with a Royal Command issued by King Rama I [1782-1809 AD], the flag was originally designed in the form of a red flag with a white "chakkra" in the middle denoting the Royal Yacht. Later on, in B.E.2440 [1897 AD], the design was changed by the Royal command of King Rama V to emerge as the version seen here. This version has been in use until B.E.2460 [1917 AD].
Note that it is almost identical to the War Ensign 1891-1917, rather than to the royal yachts ensign image at the top.

Santiago Dotor, 12 November 1999

Those two descriptions red flag with white chakra and red flag with white elephant look strikingly similar to the national flag up to 1855 and War Ensign 1891-1917.

Santiago Dotor, 26 January 2005