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USA Naval ensign


Object connections:

Collection Flags, USA
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: United States Navy
Provenance: Astor, W W
EventsWar of 1812: Capture of the USS Chesapeake, 1813
VesselsChesapeake 1799 (USS)

Object details:

Object ID AAA0921
Description Part of the naval ensign of USS 'Chesapeake', captured in action with HMS 'Shannon', on 1 June 1813. A fragment only remains - the canton of the ensign with 15 stars and two stripes. The blue canton the red stripe and the hoist is silk, the white stripe and stars are cotton. The flag is hand sewn. There are netting repairs at the hoist.
Date made Before 1813

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Materials hand sewn; linen; silk blend; silk; cotton blend
Measurements flag: 1600 x 1676 mm: Frame; 1905 x 1975 x 85mm
  • USA Naval ensign (AAA0921)
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