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The naval ensign as adopted was the red flag with the KMT (Nationalist Chinese) flag used in the canton. This flag is the same flag used as the Republic of China (Taiwan) national flag. The Royal Navy Signalling Handbook, of 1913, shows this flag as the only naval flag for China at that time. Also, there are several editions of Jane's Fighting Ships (1919, 1925 and 1927) and according to Glen Robert-Grant Hodgins, confirms the claim in the 1919 as well as the 1930 editions. However the 1930 edition may have been a roll-over from a couple of years earlier.
C. Eugene Baldwin, 1998-DEC-6