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Naval Rank Flags (Taiwan)

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Admiral

[Taiwanese Admiral Rank Flag] by Zejlko Heimer

Proportions: 2:3

Blue flag with white sun in the middle and red stripe along the top. While the Flaggenbuch provides complex construction sheet, it may well be described very simply, and I don't think even an image is necesserily.

The overall sun diameter (including rays) is 2/3 of the hoist, and is set in the center of the flag. The stripe width is equal to 1/11 of the hoist. This construction of the other rank flags is analogue. For the swallow-tailed flags, the indentation is half the hist deep, the sun is in the midpoint between hoist and top of the blue indentation. For squadron commander see further on.

I believe that the construction details have not been changed since, however, the Album does not entirely follow them - the sun is everywhere made smaller (about 55% of hoist instead of ~67%). Also the sun does not retain the mid-flag position, but rather it is centered in the blue field. I am inclined to think that this is an oversight rather then news. Is it not?
Zeljko Heimer, 5 February 2003


Vice-Admiral

[Taiwanese Vice Admiral Rank Flag] by Zejlko Heimer

Proportions: 2:3

Blue flag with white sun in the middle and red stripe along the bottom.
Zeljko Heimer, 5 February 2003


Rear-Admiral.

[Taiwanese Rear Admiral Rank Flag] by Zejlko Heimer

Proportions: 2:3

Blue flag with white sun in the middle and red stripes along both the top and the bottom.
Zeljko Heimer, 5 February 2003


Commodore (position abolished)

[Taiwanese Commodore Rank Flag] by Zejlko Heimer

Proportions:.2:3

Swallow-tailed flag, blue with white sun and red stripe along the fly indentation.
Zeljko Heimer, 5 February 2003


Squadron Commander

[Taiwanese Squadron Commander Rank Flag] by Zejlko Heimer

Proportions: 2:3

Blue broad-pennant with red edges along top and bottom and the white sun in the middle.

The image in Album is rather close to 9:14 instead of the indicated 2:3. This flag is apparently a new one (introduced when?), and as it does not appear in the Flaggenbuch I can only speculate on the construction sheet from the Album. I made it swallow-tailed half the hoist indented and distance between the fly tips 2/3 of hoist. No doubt the edge stripes are as wide as in the higher rank flags (1/11 of hoist). Also, the sun is similarly set in the middle between the hoist and the top of fly indentation. The sun diameter (together with rays) can't be 2/3 of hoist, as in admrial's flags, but setting it to 2/3 of the flag vertical size at the center-point of the sun makes it fairly similar to the Album image. However, the sun in this image is just as high as in the other rank flags shown in Album - though this is in disagreement with the Flaggenbuch - it may be possible explanation.
Zeljko Heimer, 6 February 2003


Senior Officer Afloat

[Taiwanese Squadron Commander Rank Flag] by Zejlko Heimer

Proportions: 2:3

Blue swallow-tailed flag with white sun in the middle and red stripe along the bottom.

The same pattern as the Commodore's flag, the stripe at bottom as usual 1/11 of hoist wide
Zeljko Heimer, 6 February 2003

References

Flaggenbuch (Flg.B.). Bearbeitet und herausgegeben vom Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine. Abgesclossen am 1. December 1939

Album des pavillons nationaux et des marques distinctives / National flags and distinctive markings