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1. by Jan Oskar Engene, 14 November 2001
2. by Jan Oskar Engene, 19 November 2001
3. by Jan Oskar Engene, 19 November 2001
4. by Jan Oskar Engene, 19 November 2001
The first yacht flag of the KSSS consisted of Swedish war ensign, swallow tailed and with the red and white union canton, defaced with the cypher of Crown Prince Oscar (later king Oscar I) on a white panel set over the intersection of the arms of the cross. The cypher consisted of the letter O and a crown princely crown.
When the war ensign of Sweden changed to incorparate the new union badge, the herring salad, the yacht flag of the KSSS also changed. However, the cypher remained the same as that in the first ensign.
In 1878 the cypher was changed to the royal cypher with a royal crown.
When the union with Norway was dissolved in 1905, the effect on flags in both countries were the removal of the union badge. Consequently, the yacht flag of the KSSS also changed in this way, though the cypher remained the same. The yacht flag privilige of the KSSS lapsed with the Swedish flag act of 1906.
Jan Oskar Engene, 14 November 2001
My guess is that the post-Union ensign of the KSSS, that is with the Union badge removed, was flown adopted by the yacht club based on tradition but without legal backing – but probably only for the 1907 sailing season, when the consequences of the flag act became apparent also to the yachting community.
Jan Oskar Engene, 28 December 2001