KINGDOM OF ROMANIA
 


 
NAVAL ENSIGNS & FLAGS    1920-1940
 

Notes
 

A flag with stripes of blue, yellow and red has been the Romanian national flag since the nineteenth century. When the United Principalities of Romania (a union of the former Ottoman-dominated principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia) was proclaimed in 1859, its flag was a horizontal blue-yellow-red tricolor: a combination of the livery colors of the two principalities. The current flag with vertical stripes was adopted after the United Principalities became a kingdom in 1866. The Kingdom of Romania placed the royal coat of arms on the yellow stripe of those versions of the flag that were used by the army and navy. The arms themselves changed several times during the kingdom's lifespan, but this did not affect the basic design of the flags.

Romanian naval flags in use between 1920 and 1940 were all based on the national flag. In 1940, the rank flags were replaced by a design with a cross and field in the national colors.

Flag Proportions: The naval ensign and naval reserve ensign had 2:3 proportions. The jack and most rank flags were square.
 



 

WAR ENSIGN


 

NAVAL JACK

 

COMMISSIONING PENNANT

 

NAVAL RESERVE ENSIGN

 

POSITION & RANK FLAGS & PENNANTS

 

MINISTER OF MARINE

 

VICE-ADMIRAL COMMANDING THE NAVY

 

VICE-ADMIRAL

 

REAR-ADMIRAL

 

CAPTAIN COMMANDING
 

 

SENIOR OFFICER
 



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