REPUBLIC OF PERU

 

NAVAL ENSIGNS & FLAGS    CIRCA 1960
 

 

NAVAL ENSIGN

 

NAVAL JACK

 

COMMISSIONING PENNANT

 

APPOINTMENT FLAGS

 

MINISTER OF MARINE

 

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE NAVY

 

RANK FLAGS & COMMAND PENNANTS

 

VICE-ADMIRAL

 

REAR-ADMIRAL COMMANDING

 

REAR-ADMIRAL SUBORDINATE

 

CAPTAIN COMMANDING

 

CAPTAIN SUBORDINATE

 

COMMAND PENNANTS

 

COMMANDER OF A FLOTILLA

 

COMMANDER OF A DIVISION

 

SENIOR OFFICER

 

NOTES

The ensigns and flags of the Cold War-era Peruvian Navy were similar to those used at the beginning of the twentieth century. The naval ensign, naval jack and commissioning pennant were unchanged, but rank and appointment flags and command pennants had been modified. The flag of the Minister of Marine was now rectangular, with a black anchor centered and the Sun of May in each corner, all within a red frame. A new flag was introduced for the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, similar to the minister's flag but with two suns flanking the anchor. Rank flags for admirals were rectangular, striped like the national flag with three suns on the white stripe for vice-admirals, and two or one for commanding and subordinate rear-admirals respectively. Forked versions of the rear-admirals' flags were flown by captains in command and subordinate captains respectively. Flotilla commanders had a forked rectangular pennant bordered red on three sides' division commanders had a triangular white, red-bordered, pennant. The senior officer's pennant was triangular, striped like the national flag, with a sun on the white stripe.

The Commander-in-Chief was the only full (four-star) admiral on active duty and he flew the C-in-C's appointment flag in lieu of a rank flag.
 



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