ARGENTINE REPUBLIC
 


 
CURRENT NAVAL ENSIGNS & FLAGS
 

Notes
 

Though Argentina's national flag (which is also the naval ensign) was officially adopted in 1818, many of the country's current naval flags were introduced much later, mostly in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In general they reflect US practice, blue flags with stars according to appointment or rank being specified for admirals. Some sources say that naval flags are issued in a darker shade of blue than shown on this page, in the expectation that they will soon fade to the appropriate azure shade. (A chart printed by National Geographic in 1917 showed the rank flags and pennants as being dark blue.) The Argentine Navy's command pennants are slightly unusual in being squared off rather than pointed. The naval jack is also used as a flag of rank for admirals afloat but not exercising command.

The flag of the Minister of the Navy is now obsolete, as the Ministry of Marine and and the Ministry of War have been replaced by a joint-services Ministry of Defense.

Flag Proportions: The ensign and the jack have unusual proportions—13:20 and 1:1.4 respectively.
 



 

NAVAL ENSIGN


 

NAVAL JACK

 

COMMISSIONING PENNANT

 

RANK FLAGS & COMMAND PENNANTS

 

MINISTER OF THE NAVY

 

CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF

 

COMMANDER OF THE FLEET

 

ADMIRAL

 

VICE-ADMIRAL

 

REAR-ADMIRAL

 

CAPTAIN IN COMMAND

 

TASK FORCE COMMANDER

 

SQUADRON COMMANDER

 

FLOTILLA COMMANDER

 

DIVISION COMMANDER
 

 

SENIOR OFFICER PRESENT AFLOAT
 

   



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