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The War Ensign defaced with a blue ball in the crossing point of the cross.
Zeljko Heimer, 13 July 2002
As for dates, 1816 is probably the earliest year for these flags (including
No 6. Commodore), possibly these flags were even established at a later
date, I am not sure because the earliest primary document I have found is
the 1836 navy flag regulations.
Interestingly, the 1836 navy flag regulations show the flags of admirals
with rectangular panels on the hoist side of the flag. I suppose this
indicates that at the time there were less concern for specific proportions
and construction details than there is today.
Jan Oskar Engene, 17 July 2002