Last modified: 2001-09-08 by santiago dotor
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by Santiago Dotor and Zeljko Heimer
According to Barraclough and Crampton 1981, the only flag in Lebanon apart from the national flag is the jack.
Santiago Dotor, 10 May 1999
I went personally to Beirut a few years ago and had a look on Lebanese Navy ships: they fly the normal national flag as ensign and as jack.
Armand Noel du Payrat, 10 May 1999
Based on Pedersen, I must agree with Santiago. At least in the 70's, Lebanon had a separate jack. Pedersen shows it with rounded anchors with smaller points and black lines separating the anchor portions from the national (square) and, of course, the older tree with the brown trunk. But otherwise it is the same as Santiago presented. Perhaps being in Beirut, you only saw ships in port, and the jack is not flown in port by all nations.
Michael P. Smuda, 11 May 1999
The usual practice, throughout the world as far as I know, is to hoist a jack, if at all, only in port, and not when at sea.
David Prothero, 13 May 1999