Pennant/Flag 3rd Substitute #3517

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SKU: 3517a

This signal flag/pennant represents 3rd substitute. Substitute flags were used when the pennant or flag before needed to be repeated. Used at sea for many years you will see marks and fading caused by exposure to the elements.

Nearly all maritime nations recognise the same flag signal alphabet. They were used to spell out short messages to each other between ships.

Strung end to end and hung bow to stern from the rigging they were used to dress up ships for ceremonial and festive occasions. 

Today they make great coastal home decor and are meant to stand up to the ocean winds. They are all sewn, not printed, and this one is made from a nylon/cotton blend. Strong & light-weight. 

Measures approx: 52cm x 68cm