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Naval Rank Flags, 19th century (Japan)

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Admiral

[Admiral's flag, 19th century]
by Zachary Harden, 03 April 2018

From 3 October 1970 to 29 November 1871, this flag was used only by an Admiral. The flags of the Vice Admiral was a blue bordered Hinomaru, and the rear Admiral flag was a yellow bordered Hinomaru. From 29 November 1871 through 7 October 1889, the flag was used by Admirals, Vice Admirals and Rear Admirals
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 February 2000


Vice Admiral

1870-1871
[Admiral's flag, 19th century]
by Zachary Harden, 03 April 2018

1870-1871
[Admiral's flag, 19th century]
by Zachary Harden, 03 April 2018

The vice admiral's boat flag was only one red small disc upper hoist used from November 29, 1871 - October 7, 1889.
Nozomi Kariyasu,4 March 2000


Rear Admiral

1870-1871
[Admiral's flag, 19th century]
by Zachary Harden, 03 April 2018

[Rear Admiral, 19th century]
by Zachary Harden, 03 April 2018

This flag was used on the boat of the Rear Admiral, but not aboard ship, The flag was used between Nov 29 1871 and Oct 7 1889.

Nozomi Kariyasu, 13 February 2000; 22 February 2000

Commodore

[Commodore, 19th century]
by Zachary Harden, 03 April 2018

A swallow tail 1/3 the length of the fly, used October 3, 1870 - December 24, 1873.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 4 March 2000


[Commodore, 19th century]
by Zachary Harden, 03 April 2018

A swallow tail 1/2 the length of the fly, used December 24, 1873 - October 7, 1889.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 4 March 2000


[Commodore boat flag, 19th Century]
by Zachary Harden, 03 April 2018

Used 29 November 1871 through 24 December 1873 for the Commodore's boat.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 February 2000