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Naval signal flag - Church Pennant

From the Collection of Mission to Seafarers Victoria 717 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria

Description
Loose weave blend of synthetic and natural fibre large triangular pennant with red cross near hoist hem and long parallel panels of blue and red down the length of the pennant on white ground; rope hoist tethered and steel hoist fixings all calico bound along hem.
Size
H. 95 cms x w 282 cms
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Object Registration
2073
Keywords
pennants, flags, church flag
Historical information
This type of signal flag was hoisted by ships afloat to indicate that a church service was in progress. Th Flag was donated by the Paynesville Maritime Museum for use from time to time in the Chapel at the Mission to Seafarers Victoria.
When Made
Mid - Late 20th C
Made By
Southern Cross flags (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Inscribed in black texta top corner 5966 and in lwr crnr CHURCH
Last updated
5 Jun 2019 at 2:56PM