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Royal Yacht's Ensign (Thailand)

Last modified: 2001-09-08 by santiago dotor
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[Royal Yacht's Ensign (Thailand)]
by Jaume Ollé

See also:

Royal Yacht's Ensign 1897-1917

[Royal Yachts Ensign 1897-1917 (Thailand)]
The blue border matches the original source's background and is not part of the flag
from the Singha Beer source

From the Singha Beer source:

The Royal Yacht's Flag (B.E.2440) [1897 AD]
This is a red flag with a white elephant - in full caparison - standing on a dias [sic, probably "dais"] facing the flagpole.

In accordance with a Royal Command issued by King Rama I, the flag was originally designed in the form of a red flag with a white "chakkra" in the middle denoting the Royal Yacht. Later on, in B.E.2440 [1897 AD], the design was changed — by the Royal command of King Rama V — to emerge as the version seen here. This version has been in use until B.E.2460 [1917 AD].
Note that it is almost identical to the Naval Ensign 1891 in FOTW, rather than to the above royal yachts ensign.

Santiago Dotor, 12 November 1999

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