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The US navy has a proud tradition of service dating back to the founding of the country. The ships of the navy patrol the seas and project the power of the United States across the globe. Honor the brave men and women who serve in this branch of the military by flying a Navy flag.
History of the US Navy
The origins of the US Navy can trace back to the Continental Navy, established during the American Revolution, but the official US Navy was established in 1794. The strength of the Navy has waxed and waned over the long years of its existence, but it has played a crucial role in some of the most important conflicts in American history. During the Civil War, the Union Navy blockaded the ports of the Confederacy which economically strangled the southern states, essential in their eventual defeat. In the 20th century the US Navy was instrumental in the defeat of Japan and played a major role in many operations during the Cold War. In the 21st century, the US Navy is the largest and most powerful in the world, with operations all over the world.
Origin of the Navy Flag
The Navy flag is not quite as old as the Navy itself. The service had an unofficial flag for many years of a blue anchor inside a white diamond on a blue background, but that changed in 1959. In April of that year, President Dwight Eisenhower formally introduced the current naval flag. After that unveiling, official Navy flags feature a bald eagle perched on an anchor in front of a sailing ship, all of which is on a blue background. Though naval flags are often used in offices, parades, ceremonies, and on ships in port, they are never flown on ships at sea.
The Department of the Navy Seal was created in 1957. It serves as the main feature of the official US Navy flag. The earliest ships in the Navy carried a variety of flags including the striped Grand Union and those bearing a pine tree or a rattlesnake. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the Infantry Battalion flag was used by naval landing forces. This was a blue flag with a whited diamond in the center. A blue foul anchor was superimposed on the diamond. The official Navy flag was authorized by Presidential order in April of 1959. It consists of a dark blue background with the seal of the Department of the Navy in the center within a circular yellow rope edging. The seal is positioned above a yellow scroll inscribed "United States Navy" in dark blue letters. It is reserved for display purposes and is carried by an honor guard for ceremonial occasions. Navy vessels fly the national ensign, commission pennant, union jack, and admiral's broad pennant from gaff, mast, or staff.
Navy Flags from Gettysburg Flag Works
Gettysburg Flag Works offers Navy flags in our high quality, colorful nylon, as well as heavy duty polyester. We offer Navy flags in a variety of sizes to fit any need, from small stick flags to large outdoor flags.
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