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image by Joe McMillan, 26 December 2003
This flag was apparently introduced in 1921:
Coast Guard HeadquartersThe last published picture I've found of this flag is on an undated chart in the files of the Coast Guard historian's office entitled "Special Flags and Pennants Used by the Coast Guard." From the fact that it includes the personal flags of Treasury Department officials, it apparently dates from before 1966, when the Coast Guard was transferred to the Transportation Department.
Washington, July 27 1921
General Order No. 85
The Regulations, United States Coast Guard, are amended to read as follows:
ART. 3104(5) The Coast Guard anchorage flag shall be a white field with a blue foul anchor in the center, with the crown toward the upper corner of the hoist; it shall measure 3 feet 6 inches in the hoist and 5 feet in length [approx. 107 x 152 cm].
ART 3086(2) Vessels when performing duty in connection with the enforcement of the rules and regulations governing the anchorage and movements of vessels shall display the national ensign at the flagstaff aft, the Coast Guard ensign and pennant at the pennant staff, and the Coast Guard anchorage flag at the jack staff.