YUGOSLAVIA
 


 
NAVAL ENSIGNS, FLAGS & PENNANTS, 19912006
 

Notes
 

The end of Communist rule and the collapse of the Yugoslavian federation led to changes in the country's flags and national symbols. All symbols of the former regime, such as the red star and the Soviet-style coat of arms, were abolished and replaced, though the basic design of most flags remained the same. Yugoslavia adopted a new coat of arms in 1994; it was based on that of the former Kingdom of Yugoslavia, with the quartered arms of Serbia and Montenegro on the eagle's breast. (Serbia and Montenegro were then the only member states of the Yugoslavian federation.) The wreathed star was removed from the naval ensign and commissioning pennant, and the new arms were placed on the naval jack. The Ministry of the Interior (Border Guard) ensign was also modified by the removal of the red star on the white stripe.

The two naval appointment flags were similarly modified, the gold-bordered red stars being removed from the flags of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy and the Fleet Commander. The rank flags, which incorporated no communist symbols, were not changed, though a new flag for the rank of Fleet Admiral was introduced. The command pennants remained unchanged, though one was added for the commander of the Naval Infantry Brigade.

Flag Proportions: Naval ensigns and jacks of Yugoslavia are made in 2:3 proportions. Naval rank flags (except pennants) are made square.

Adoption Dates: These naval ensigns and flags were adopted between 1992 and 1994.

Note 1: Most of these flags will probably be abandoned or changed when Serbia and Montenegro finalize a new political arrangement that is likely to abolish what remains of the Yugoslavian federation.

Note 2: The federation between Serbia and Montenegro ended on 3 June 2006, when the latter proclaimed its independence.

Credits: Many of my drawings are based on images and information posted to the FOTW Mailing List by Zeljko Heimer.
 


 

 

NAVAL ENSIGN

NAVAL JACK

 

BORDER GUARD ENSIGN

 

COMMISSIONING PENNANT

 

NAVAL APPOINTMENT & RANK FLAGS

 

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE NAVY

 

COMMANDING ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET

 

FLEET ADMIRAL

 

ADMIRAL

 

VICE-ADMIRAL

 

REAR-ADMIRAL

 

NAVAL COMMAND PENNANTS

 

COMMANDER OF A FLOTILLA

 

COMMANDER OF A DIVISION

 

COMMANDER OF A GROUP

 

SENIOR OFFICER

 

COMMANDER OF THE NAVAL INFANTRY BRIGADE
 



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