ITALIAN REPUBLIC
 


 
CURRENT NAVAL ENSIGNS & FLAGS
 

Notes
 

With the abolition of the monarchy in 1946, the arms of the House of Savoy were removed from Italian flags. The plain green-white-red tricolor became the national flag of the Italian Republic, and a new naval ensign and jack were introduced. The shield on the white stripe of the ensign quarters the arms of Italy's historical maritime states: Venice (gold winged lion on red), Genoa (red cross on white), Amalfi (white cross on blue) and Pisa (white cross on red), and is ensigned by a "naval crown." The jack is a banner of the quartered arms. The flag officer commanding a naval force in action flies a flag similar to the jack, but with a blue border. Other naval rank flags are similar to those used up to 1946 by the Royal Italian Navy.

Flag Proportions: Most current Italian naval ensigns and flags are made in 2:3 proportions. The jack and the command flag are made square.
 



 

NAVAL ENSIGN


 

NAVAL JACK

 

APPOINTMENT & RANK FLAGS

 

CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE NAVY

 

ADMIRAL COMMANDING CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN

 

ADMIRAL

 

VICE-ADMIRAL

 

REAR-ADMIRAL

 

COMMAND FLAGS & PENNANTS

 

FLAG OFFICER COMMANDING IN ACTION

 

SENIOR OFFICER
 

 

FLOTILLA COMMANDER
 



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