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Flag of second division (1797-1801)

2nd div. flag
Yosef Obskura and Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999

Flag of second division (1797-1801)
Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999, quoting from Flag-znamya korablya, Russian Navy website, consulted 07 Mar 1999


Flag of third division (1797-1801)

3rd div. flag
Yosef Obskura and Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999

Flag of third division (1797-1801)
Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999, quoting from Flag-znamya korablya, Russian Navy website, consulted 07 Mar 1999


Pennant of the Baltic fleet (until 1865)

Baltic pennant
Yosef Obskura and Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999

Pennant of the Baltic fleet (until 1865)
Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999, quoting from Flag-znamya korablya, Russian Navy website, consulted 07 Mar 1999


Gvardeskoy Ekipazh pennant (ca. 1819)

Gvardeskoy pennant
Yosef Obskura and Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999

Georgeís pennant of the vessels manned from Gvardeiskoy ekipazh (c. 1819). The Gvardeskoy Ekipazh (Equipage) was the naval unit that formed part of the Imperial Guard.
Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999, quoting from Flag-znamya korablya, Russian Navy website, consulted 07 Mar 1999

The "Gvardeskoy Ekipazh" (Equipage) was the naval unit that formed part of the Imperial Guard.
Norman Martin, 13 Mar 1999


Azov (1828) and Merkurii pennant (1829)

Azov and Merkurii pennant
Yosef Obskura and Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999

Georgeís pennant adopted by line vessel "Azov" (1828) and brigg "Merkurii" (1829). Latter used by all vessels and named "In memory of Azov" and "In memory of Merkurii".
Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999, quoting from Flag-znamya korablya, Russian Navy website, consulted 07 Mar 1999

V. A. Durovís Russian and Soviet Military Awards [dur], on pages 8-9 of the Russian text and 14-15 of the English, discuss collective military awards:

Honorary colours were also awarded to warships. The first man-of-war to win the right to fly St George's ensign was the battleship Azov, whose crew, fighting under the command of Captain Mikhail Lazarev, distinguished themselves in the sea fight with a Turko-Egyptian squadron in Navarin Bay in 1827.
(snip)
When the Azov fell into disrepair, a new ship named Memory of the Azov was built. St George's ensign was hoisted on the new ship, which emphasised the continuity of combat traditions in the Russian navy.
Joseph McMillan, 31 Aug 1999





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