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Naval flags of Paraguay

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[Paraguayan jack]
by Zeljko Heimer, 25 Oct 2002

The Paraguayan jack has a bicolor saltire, one diagonal being blue and the other one red, with a yellow star in the centre.
Ivan Sache 03 Feb 1998

White square flag with red falling and blue rising diagonal stripe, their intersection covered with a white disk containing a golden five-pointed star. Znamierowski 1999 [zna99] p. 94 pictures it too and notes that it is in use since 1934.
Zeljko Heimer, 25 Oct 2002

(Other sources confirming this design include [neu92], [pay00], [ped70] and [kan56] — ed.)

Album’s 1995 recapitulative issue [pie95] shows this flag with missing white disk behind the star. I recogn it an error again.
Zeljko Heimer, 27 Oct 2002

About the paraguayan Navy

Landlocked Paraguay has a navy, with 19 river patrol boats (and 7 more currently in command in Spain), 1 repair-ship, 4 transports, 1 hydrographer, 5 planes, 4 helicopters, and 3,700 men. (Source: Cdt Prézelin: Flottes de Combat (Combat Fleets of the World). Edilarge, sa: Rennes, 1998, & Naval Institute Press: Annapolis)
Armand Noel du Payrat, 03 Feb 1998

Paraguay has a Navy (as Bolivia does too) and it's not so landlocked since you can easily reach the sea in Buenos Aires from Asunción through the rivers Paraguay and Paraná. Other landlocked countries that have merchant navies coming to mind are Luxembourg and Switzerland and both have naval ensigns.
Vantuyl Barbosa, 03 Feb 1998