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U.S. Flag quiz....

JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 18,113 Senior Member
What's the one flag that can be flown above the National Ensign and when/where is it appropriate to do so? NO ASKING DR. GOOGLE....you know it or you don't......
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  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,095 Senior Member
    Christian flag, aboard a US vessel at sea during religious services.
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  • TxwheelsTxwheels Member Posts: 151 Member
    I'm thinking it's the Texas flag but not sure of the details.
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,910 Senior Member
    Never being in the Navy, I almost might know the answer to that question.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
    Christian flag, aboard a US vessel at sea during religious services.

    That's the one. Saw that quite a few times.

    But there's more to it than that. For ships at sea, there are points on the mast called 'honor points', and the U.S. flag flies at the highest honor point. It may not be the highest point on the mast but it is the highest point of honor for a flag. While other flags can be flown at the top of the masthead, this position is a lower point of honor than the position of the U.S. flag.

    (I didn't cheat and use Google; I used my 44 year old copy of "The Bluejacket's Manual". Don't leave port without it! :tooth:)
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,113 Senior Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
    Christian flag, aboard a US vessel at sea during religious services.

    Actually known as a "Church Pennant".....There is a Christian version and a Jewish version...and there will likely, in the near future, be a Muslim version since the Navy now has a Muslim Chaplin....
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  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Learn something new every day... All I had was the diver down flag...

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