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Merchant Ensign


by Zeljko Heimer, 7 January 2003

The merchant ensign of El Salvador is the tricolor with DIOS UNION LIBERTAD (God Unity Liberty) written in yellow in the white field. The flag was adopted in 1912.

Source: Christian Fogd Pedersen - Flaggor i färg, 1973
Marcus Wendel , 15 September 1999

See also: Civil Ensign and Alternative State Flag of El Salvador

Merchant Ensign in National Geograpic Magazine 1917


by Zeljko Heimer, 8 January 2003

In the National Geograpic Magazine 1917 Flag Number there is: 507 - Salvador merchant (4:7~) - Blue-white-blue triband with a circular inscription "DIOS.UNION Y LIBERTAD". The inscription is shown black there, but I presume that it might have well been silver, so I show it such. The inscrioption starts at 9 o'clock.
Zeljko Heimer, 8 January 2003

Merchant Ensign in Flaggenbuch 1939


by Zeljko Heimer, 7 January 2003

Looking in Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu92] it seems that Salvadorean flag has not changed much since. Merchant Ensign (2:3~) -"Handelsflagge, Flagge der inländischen Behörden, Private dürfen an Land die Inschrift im weißen Streifen nur mit besonderer Genehmigunu führen." The blue-white-blue triban with silver (gray) inscription DIOS - UNION - LIBERTAD. Notable, there are the dashes between the words of the motto.
Zeljko Heimer, 7 January 2003

Translated from German: Merchant ensign, Flag of the inland authorities. The flag with the inscription on the white stripe may be used on land only with special permission.
John Ayer, 8 January 2003


Pilot Ensign


by Zeljko Heimer, 7 January 2003

Horizontal blue-white-blue ensign with PRACTICO in red in the white stripe.
Source: Album des Pavillons (1995)
Ivan Sache , 19 Febuary 2000

The Album 1990 Recapitulative edition of 1995 showes Pilot Ensign - Blue-white-blue triband with red inscription PRACTICO in the white stripe. Similar flag (with only minor differences in the typesetting) is shown in the Falggenbuch. The flag might have already been abandoned at the time of issue (I mean of the issue of the Album 1995). It is, presumably, not included in Album 2000 as no comfirmation of it use was found.
Zeljko Heimer, 7 January 2003

Pilot Vessel Ensign in Flaggenbuch 1939


by Zeljko Heimer, 7 January 2003

Looking in Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu92] it seems that Salvadorean flag has not changed much since. Pilot Vessel Ensign (2:3~) - As in Album 1995, somewhat different fonts - though the difference may not be of importance.
Zeljko Heimer, 7 January 2003


Masthead Pennant in Flaggenbuch 1939


by Zeljko Heimer, 7 January 2003

In Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu92]: Masthead Pennant (1:15~) - Long triangular pennant vertically divided blue-white-blue with the coat of arms in the center of the white part.
Zeljko Heimer, 7 January 2003