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Comandante más antiguo en reunión de buques

Last modified: 2002-12-07 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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[Senior Officer Afloat]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 10, 2001


Comandante más antiguo en reunión de buques
Senior Officer Afloat

Oct. 20, 2000 - present

From the Article 18 of the Decree published on Oct. 19, 2001, in the Diario Oficial de la Federación, comming into effect a day later.

"Article 18.- The Bandera Gallardetón is the ensign of the Senior Officer Afloat, it is a green equilateral triangle that shall be hoisted over the starboard band's penultimate rope of the masthead.
This pennant shall not be downed by any flag or ensign...".

Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán , May 10, 2001

Nov. 25, 1994 - Oct. 19, 2000

The "Reglamento de Uniformes y Divisas de la Armada" issued in Diario Oficial de la Federación on November 25, 1994, in effect on day 26 of the same month, states on the ensign for the Senior Officer Afloat (Comandante más antiguo en reunión de buques) as follows:

"CHAPTER II. On the 'banderas insignias' (ensigns)

Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán , May 10, 2001

Earlier Senior Officer Afloat ensign

This ensign is used since, at least, 1897 through a General Ordinance; then confirmed in 1912 due the decree that established the "Ordenanza General de la Armada" (General Ordinance of the Navy).
This ensign is described by both ordinances as follows:

"Green equal-side pennant. It shall be hoisted on the foremast without lowering the Masthead Pennant."

Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán , May 10, 2001