Royal Navy red ensign

Royal Navy red ensign

Code: M23015


W: 176cm (69.3")H: 86cm (33.9")


The Red Ensign or 'Red Duster' as it is sometimes known originated in the early 17th Century.  It was flown by the Royal Navy and later adopted  by British merchantmen to be flown as the civil ensign of the British merchant fleet.  Approximately 86 x 176cm (34 x 69").  This example has some small fray holes and a period patch on the trailing edge but is in good '+' used condition overall.  No markings.  Complete with  jute rope and wooden toggle.  Stock code M23015.