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Encyclopedia > Flag of the United States Navy

The flag of the United States Navy consists of the Seal of the Department of the Navy in the center, above a yellow scroll inscribed "United States Navy," in dark blue letters. All of this in on a dark blue background. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The tricolor flag of France A flag is a piece of coloured cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually for purposes of signalling or identification. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Seal The United States Department of the Navy was established by an Act of Congress on April 30, 1798, to provide administrative and technical support, and civilian leadership to the United States Navy. ...


The flag was officially adopted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on, April 24, 1959. It is used on land in offices, in parades and for ceremonial occasions, and often on a staff at the quarterdeck of ships in port. It is never flown by ships at sea, nor on outdoor flagpoles on Naval land installations, and is not used as an identifying mark of U.S. Navy ships and facilities, as is the U.S. Coast Guard ensign. The President of the United States (unofficially abbreviated “POTUS”) is the head of state of the United States. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Navy Jack

Jacks are additional national flags flown by warships (and certain other vessels) at the head of the ship. These are usually flown only when not underway and when the ship is dressed on special occasions. Flags are particularly important at sea, where they can mean the difference between life and death, and consequently where the rules and regulations for the flying of flags are strictly enforced. ...

See also

The several branches of the United States armed forces are represented by flags, among other emblems and insignia. ...

External link

  • The U.S. Navy's First Jack

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Encyclopedia: United States Navy (1076 words)
The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations.
The Navy became part of the Department of Defense upon its establishment in 1947 The United States Department of War was the military department of the United States governments executive branch from 1789 until 1949, when it became part of the United States Department of Defense.
The naval jack of the United States is a blue field with 50 white stars, identical to the canton of the ensign, both in appearance and size.
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