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PBR 842 Battle
Made in downtown Nha Be.
Designed by Hoelscher and Schlotterback
What a crew!
Submitted by Paul Quinlan
The First Navy Jack
Notice: Effective 9-11-02, all US Naval ships will fly this
flag in lieu of the U.S. Jack to honor the victims of
9-11-01. They will
continue to fly this flag until the war on terrorism is won!
first ships of the Continental Navy readied on the Delaware River during the
fall of 1775, Commodore Esek Hopkins issued a set of fleet signals. His signal
for the fleet to engage the enemy provided for the "strip'd Jack and Ensign at
their proper places." Thus, the First Navy Jack was a flag consisting of 13
horizontal alternating red and white stripes bearing diagonally across them a
rattlesnake in a moving position with the motto "Don't Tread On Me."
1980, the Secretary of the Navy directed that the ship in an active status with
the longest total period of active service shall display the First Navy Jack
until decommissioned or transferred to inactive service, at which time the flag
shall be passed to the next ship in line with appropriate honors. The display
of the Jack by the oldest ship in the fleet is an appropriate form of
recognition and promotes pride of service, enhances morale and contributes to
the tradition of naval service.
Starting on June 30, 1995, USS
INDEPENDENCE (CV62) proudly flew the First Navy Jackthe first aircraft
carrier to hold this honor.Click
to see what ship flies it now.
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