KINGDOM OF NORWAY
 


 

CURRENT NAVAL ENSIGNS & FLAGS
 

Notes
 

In 1905 the union between Norway and Sweden was dissolved. The union mark was accordingly removed from all Norwegian naval flags and pennants, and the insignia displayed on naval rank flags were relocated to the first quarter. Otherwise the flags were not changed, displaying three stars for a full admiral, two for a vice-admiral and one for a rear admiral. A square version of the national flag was adopted as the naval jack.

In the postwar period, Norwegian naval rank flags were revised to conform with NATO practice. They now display four stars for a full admiral, three for a vice-admiral and two for a rear-admiral. At the same time, the one-star rank flag was abolished. The commodore's forked broad pennant was red with horizontal stripes of white, blue and white. Senior officers and squadron commanders continue to fly a triangular red pennant with horizontal white, blue and red stripes.

The one-star rank flag reappeared in 1998, when the rank of "Flag Commodore" was introduced. This flag replaced the commodore's broad pennant.
 



 

NAVAL ENSIGN


 

NAVAL JACK

 

COMMISSIONING PENNANT

 

NAVAL RANK FLAGS & PENNANTS

 

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE NAVY

 

ADMIRAL

 

VICE-ADMIRAL

 

REAR-ADMIRAL

 

FLAG COMMODORE

 

SQUADRON COMMANDER OR SENIOR OFFICER
 

 

WARRANT OFFICER
 



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