FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
 


 

NAVAL ENSIGNS & FLAGS SINCE 1956
 

The ensigns and flags of the modern German Navy (Deutsche Marine) were adopted from the mid-1950s onward. The ensign and jack, ceremonial color and senior appointment flags are based on the black-red-gold national flag and the national coat of arms, while the commissioning pennant, flag officers’ rank flags and command pennants are of the pattern originally adopted in the nineteenth century by the Kingdom of Prussia. The ceremonial color (Truppenfahne) is the same for all branches of the armed forces, the Navy’s being distinguished by a navy blue streamer with suitable inscriptions. When the President of the Federal Republic is embarked aboard a naval vessel, his flag is hoisted; for other senior civilian officials such as the Chancellor and the Minister of Defense the state flag is hoisted. The appointment flags for senior officers of the Navy are the same as those for the other service branches; since 1995 they have displayed an anchor.
 



 

NAVAL ENSIGN & JACK  •  Marineflagge und Marineschiffgösch


 

CEREMONIAL COLOR  •  Truppenfahne

 

COMMISSIONING PENNANT  •  Kommandowimpel

 

APPOINTMENT FLAGS

 

PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC
Bundespräsident

 

FEDERAL CHANCELLOR  •  Bundeskanzler
DEFENSE MINISTER  •  Bundesminister der Verteidigung

 

INSPECTOR OF THE NAVY  •  1959-95  •  Inspekteur der Marine

 

INSPECTOR OF THE NAVY  •  SINCE 1995
Inspekteur der Marine

 

FLEET COMMANDER  •  SINCE 1995
Befehlshaber der Flotte

 

CHIEF OF NAVAL ADMINISTRATION  •  SINCE 1995  •  Amtschef Marineamt

 

RANK FLAGS & COMMAND PENNANTS  •  SINCE 1957

 

ADMIRAL  •  Admiral

 

VICE-ADMIRAL  •  Vizeadmiral

 

REAR-ADMIRAL  •  Konteradmiral

 

FLOTILLA ADMIRAL  •  Flotillenadmiral

 

SQUADRON COMMANDER OR SENIOR OFFICER  •  Geschwaderkommandant oder Überlegen Offizier

 

FLOTILLA COMMANDER  •  Flottillenchef
 



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