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Ottoman Empire: Flags depicted on Colton's chart (1862)

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Znamierowski [zna99] shows on p. 6 a colour plate from Colton's Delineation of Flags of All Nations (1862). Six Ottoman naval flags are depicted on the plate, numbered #136 to #141. The names given below are those from Colton.

Ivan Sache, 10 March 2001

Ottoman Empire

[Ottoman Empire]by Ivan Sache

#136. Red field with a green oval charged with three yellow crescents placed horizontally.

The Grand Seignior

[The Grand Seignior]by Ivan Sache

#137. Green field with seven equally-spaced thin red stripes.

Grand Vizier

[Grand Vizier]by Ivan Sache

#138. Horizontally divided yellow-white-red flag, with three yellow crescents placed horizontally in the white stripe.

Turkish Man of War

[Turkish Man of War]by Ivan Sache

#139. Red field with a white crescent and star at hoist. The star is eight-pointed Above it a long narrow red pennant with two long tails, looking like a modern masthead pennant.

Turkish Merchant

[Turkish Merchant]by Ivan Sache

#140. Horizontally divided red-green-red flag.

Ottoman Greek

[Ottoman Greek]by Ivan Sache

#141. Horizontally divided red-blue-red flag.