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NAVAL ENSIGNS, FLAGS & PENNANTS SINCE 1992
 

Images Added November 2016

Naval Auxiliary Ensigns    Presidential Flag for Use at Sea
 

Notes
 

In 1992 the naval ensigns and flags of the Soviet Union were officially abolished and the historic Andrew Flag was readopted as the naval ensign of the Russian Federation. The former tsarist jack and fortress flag was also readopted but otherwise the new range of flags follows the previous Soviet pattern with the Cross of St. Andrew or the white-blue-red Russian tricolor replacing Soviet symbols. Exceptions are the Guards ensign and the honorary ensign for the cruiser Aurora, which continue to display the Soviet-era Guards Ribbon and Order of the Red Banner.

The flag of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy is the Andrew Flag charged with the state arms of Russia within a wreath; the same flag but with the arms replaced by crossed red "Admiralty" anchors, is flown by the Chief of Staff of the Navy. The other naval rank flags are the same as those used by the USSR, but with the Andrew Flag as a canton. Other senior officials and officers have appointment flags based on the appropriate ensign or jack.

The Border Guard ensign displays the Cross of St. Andrew on a green field, while the ensign for vessels of the Ministry of the Interior is dark red with a canton of the Andrew Flag, these being the services' branch colors. Border Guard command flags are based on the ensign. Government vessels serving on fishery protection duties fly an ensign with a red field, a canton of the Russian tricolor and crossed yellow anchors in the lower fly.

Credits: Many of my drawings are based on images posted to the FOTW Mailing List by Zeljko Heimer and Joseph McMillan. Information was also taken from the Russian Navy's official website.
 



 

NAVAL ENSIGN    THE ANDREW FLAG

 

HONORARY ENSIGN
SHIPS AWARDED THE TITLE GUARDS

 

HONORARY ENSIGN    CRUISER AURORA
 

 

NAVAL AUXILIARY ENSIGN
 

 

NAVAL AUXILIARY ENSIGN
SEARCH & RESCUE VESSELS

 

BORDER GUARD ENSIGN

 

JACK AND NAVAL FORTRESS FLAG

 

NAVAL COMMISSIONING PENNANT

 

SENIOR OFFICIALS' FLAGS FOR USE AT SEA

 

PRESIDENT & COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES

 

MINISTER OF DEFENSE

 

CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMED FORCES

 

NAVAL COMMAND FLAGS

 

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE NAVY

 

CHIEF OF THE NAVAL GENERAL STAFF

 

COMMANDER OF A FLEET

 

COMMANDER OF A SQUADRON OR DIVISION

 

COMMANDER OF A FLOTILLA OR GROUP

 

BORDER GUARD COMMAND FLAGS

 

COMMANDER OF THE BORDER GUARD

 

CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE BORDER GUARD

 

BORDER GUARD REGIONAL COMMANDER

 

BORDER GUARD DISTRICT COMMANDER

 

BORDER GUARD GROUP COMMANDER

 

OTHER ENSIGNS

 

MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR VESSELS
 

 

FISHERY PROTECTION VESSELS
 



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