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Other Ensigns and Naval Flags 1785-1931 (Spain)

Last modified: 2003-07-12 by santiago dotor
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Postal Ensign, 19th century

Correos Marítimos

[Postal Ensign 19th century (Spain)] 2:3
by Jaume Ollé


Postal Ensign, early 20th century

Correos Marítimos

[Postal Ensign, early 20th century (Spain)] 2:3
by Jaume Ollé


Yachts' Ensign 1875-1931

Ensign for Recreational Vessels

[Yachts' Ensign 1875-1931 (Spain)] 2:3
by Santiago Dotor

According to Calvo and Grávalos 1983, a 1875 Decree established a new ensign for recreational vessels (mostly yachts in practice), a national flag with the coat-of-arms replaced by a large royal crown proper. It was abolished in 1931 and was recovered in 1977 but with an all-blue crown.

Santiago Dotor, 25 June 1999

Before 1945, the crown on the Spanish yacht flag used to be proper, that is in natural yellow and red colours with green and red stones and white pearls.

Emil Dreyer, 25 June 2000


Royal Yacht's Ensign 1875-1931

[Royal Yacht's Ensign 1875-1931 (Spain)]
by Jaume Ollé

Until 1931, the King (i.e. Alfonso XIII, and before him his father Alfonso XII) always used at the stern on his royal sailing yacht Giralda the flag of the Spanish Federation of Nautical Clubs.

Emil Dreyer, 25 June 2000


Generalissimo of the Navy (1809)

[Generalissimo of the Navy 1809 (Spain)]
by Jaume Ollé

According to an order of 1809 the flag of the generalissimo ("grand general") of the Navy in Spain was red with a white quarter and a simplified shield and crown.

Jaume Ollé, 16 December 1996