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Kingdom of Greece: Naval rank flags

Last modified: 2014-12-20 by ivan sache
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Head of Government

Flag

Flag of the Head of Government - Image modified from [k7k97] by Eugene Ipavec, 10 December 2009

According to the book Hellenic flags [k7k97], the flag of the Head of Government, shown in the National History Museum of Athens, was a square blue flag quartered by a white cross, the canton being charged with three white ascending diagonal stripes. The flag, adopted by Royal Decree of 31 May 1914, is still used by the Prime Minister.

Nozomi Karyasu, 12 December 2009


Minister of the Navy

Flag

Flag of the Minister of the Navy - Image modified from [k7k97] by Eugene Ipavec, 10 December 2009

According to the book Hellenic flags [k7k97], the flag of the Minister of the Navy, shown in the National History Museum of Athens, was a square flag horizontally divided into nine stripes, in turn blue and white, and a qure blue canton quartered by a white cross and charged in the middle by a yellow crown.

Nozomi Karyasu, 12 December 2009


Minister of Military Affaris

Flag

Flag of the Minister of Military Affairs - Image modified from [k7k97] by Eugene Ipavec, 10 December 2009

According to the book Hellenic flags [k7k97], the flag of the Head of Government, shown in the National History Museum of Athens, was a square blue flag quartered by a white cross, the first quarter being charged with three white ascending diagonal stripes and the third quarter charged with three white descending diagonal stripes. The flag is still used by the Minister of Defence.

Nozomi Karyasu, 12 December 2009


Other Ministers

Admiral

Flag of other Ministers - Image by C. Eugene Baldwin, 14 October 2001

The flag used by other Ministers was a square blue flag with a white cross and three white ascending diagonal stripes in the first and third quarters.
This flag is shown in National Geographic (1917) [gmc17] and by Kannik (1956) [kan56], but not in the Royal Navy Handbook of Signalling (1913) [g9b13].

Željko Heimer, 14 October 2001


Admiral of the Navy

Admiral

Flag of an Admiral of the Navy - Image modified from [k7k97] by Eugene Ipavec, 10 December 2009

According to the book Hellenic flags [k7k97], the flag of an Admiral of the Navy, shown in the National History Museum of Athens, was a square blue flag quartered by a white cros.
This flag is shown as the naval jack and an Admiral's flag in National Geographic (1917) [gmc17] and by Kannik (1956) [kan56]. The Royal Navy Handbook of Signalling (1913) [g9b13] shows it only as the flag of an Admiral.
This flag is still used as the naval jack. The flag of an Admiral in current use has a six-pointed star in each quarter.

Nozomi Karyasu, Željko Heimer & Ivan Sache, 12 December 2009


Vice Admiral

Vice admiral

Flag of a Vice Admiral - Image modified from [k7k97] by Eugene Ipavec, 10 December 2009

According to the book Hellenic flags [k7k97], the flag of a Vice Admiral, shown in the National History Museum of Athens, was a square blue flag quartered by a white cros and charged in canton with a white, five-pointed star tilted to the upper hoist corner.
This flag is shown in National Geographic (1917) [gmc17], by Kannik (1956) [kan56]. and in Album des Pavillons, edition 1995 [pie95]. The Royal Navy Handbook of Signalling (1913) [g9b13] states that a Vice Admiral had the same flag as a Minister. The flag of a Vice Admiral in current use has a six-pointed star in the first, second and third quarterq.

Nozomi Karyasu, Željko Heimer & Ivan Sache, 12 December 2009


Rear Admiral

Rear admiral

Flag of a Rear Admiral - Image modified from [k7k97] by Eugene Ipavec, 10 December 2009

According to the book Hellenic flags [k7k97], the flag of a Rear Admiral, shown in the National History Museum of Athens, was a square blue flag quartered by a white cros and charged in the first and third quarters with a white, five-pointed star tilted to the upper hoist corner.
This flag is shown in National Geographic (1917) [gmc17], by Kannik (1956) [kan56]. and in Album des Pavillons, edition 1995 [pie95]. The Royal Navy Handbook of Signalling (1913) [g9b13] states that a Rear Admiral had the same flag as the Head of Government. The flag of a Rear Admiral in current use has a six-pointed star in canton.

Nozomi Karyasu, Željko Heimer & Ivan Sache, 12 December 2009


Commodore

Commodore

Flag of a Commodore - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 October 2003

National Geographic (1917) [gmc17] shows a Commodore's flag as a blue forked flag, in proportion 1:2, with a white cross. This seems to be the only source showing this flag.

Željko Heimer & Ivan Sache, 19 October 2003


Commander of a Division

Division commander

Flag of the Commander of a Division - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 October 2003

The Royal Navy Handbook of Signalling (1913) [g9b13], National Geographic (1917) [gmc17] and Kannik (1956) [kan56] show the flag of a Division Commander similar to a Commodore's flag but with a different fork and proportions 2:3.

Željko Heimer & Ivan Sache, 19 October 2003


Seniority Pennant

Senior officer

Seniority Pennant - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 October 2003

National Geographic (1917) [gmc17] shows the seniority pennant as a blue triangular flag, in proportions 1:2, quartered by a white cross. This seems to be the only source showing this flag.

Željko Heimer & Ivan Sache, 19 October 2003


 
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