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  • The flags and pennants chapter of the Chilean General Regulation on Order, Safety, and Discipline on the Ships and Littoral of the Republic, issued by the Directorate-General of Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine. It is dated 14 June 1941, but the cover indicates that changes since then are incorporated in the text.
    reported by Joe McMillan, 10 Dec 2002

Port Capitancy pennant

Capitancy pennant
image by António Martins, 01 May 2004

Art. 20.- Vessels of the Captaincies of the Port on official business will use a white pennant with red edges (orillas), one meter fly by 33 cm hoist, with a red letter "C" on the center. The size of each letter will be one-third of the hoist.
Joe McMillan, 10 Dec 2002
(quoting and translating from Seaports regulation)

I suppose the "C" stands for "capitanía".
António Martins, 01 May 2004

previous design

old Capitancy pennant
image by Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

1913 Enciclopaedya Hispano Americana and Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu39] show in 2:3. Perhaps the proportions were changed between 1913 and 1941.
Jaume Ollé, 07 Feb 2004

In the 1926 Flaggenbuch [d9e26], a white triangular pennant with red outer edges and a letter "C". Ratio ca. 2:3 (unlike the much longer variants used today — possibly these are mispictured here?)
Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005


Customs Inspection pennant

Customs pennant
image by António Martins, 01 May 2004

Art. 20.- Vessels »…« of customs inspectors will use a white pennant of the same dimensions with blue edges and a blue letter "R".
Joe McMillan, 10 Dec 2002
(quoting and translating from Seaports regulation)


Health authorities pennant

Health pennant
image by António Martins, 01 May 2004

Art. 20.- Vessels »…« of the health authorities will use a white pennant of the same dimensions with yellow edges and a yellow letter "S".
Joe McMillan, 10 Dec 2002
(quoting and translating from Seaports regulation)

I suppose the "S" stands for "salud" or "sanidad".
António Martins, 01 May 2004

Health Commissioner

Health Commissioner Flag
image by Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

Triangular pennant vertically divided into blue-white-red with a white five-pointed star in the blue field. Ratio ca. 1:3. As far as I know, this pennant does not come anywhere else except for Flaggenbuch 1926 [d9e26].
Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

Health

Health Flag
image by Jaume Ollé, 06 Sep 1996

Pilot pennant

Pilot pennant
image by António Martins, 01 May 2004

Art. 20.- Vessels »…« of pilots (prácticos) will use a blue pennant of the same dimensions with a white "P" on the center.
Joe McMillan, 10 Dec 2002
(quoting and translating from Seaports regulation)

I suppose the "P" stands for "práctico" or "piloto".
António Martins, 01 May 2004

This flag also show in Flaggenbuch 1939 [neu39] in 2:3.
Jaume Ollé, 07 Feb 2004

Pilot flags

In the end of Flaggenbuch 1926 [d9e26] there are two more Chilean flags among the pilot signals.
Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

White flag pierced blue

torp. comm. rank flag
image by Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

White with a blue “box”. (Source: [d9e26])
Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

Blue-white-red horizontal tricolor

torp. comm. rank flag
image by Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

Vertically divided into blue-white-red. (Source: [d9e26])
Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005


Mail pennant

Mail pennant
image by António Martins, 01 May 2004

Art. 20.- Vessels »…« carrying mail will use a white pennant of the same dimensions with the word "CORREO" in red letters.
Joe McMillan, 10 Dec 2002
(quoting and translating from Seaports regulation)

"Correo" means "courier" or, better said, "mail".
António Martins, 01 May 2004


Yacht flag

Yatch flag
image by Jaume Ollé, 07 Sep 1996

Almost the same flag is described as naval jack, but in ratio 1:1. The question is — are this two one and the same, the image being somewhat distorted, or is there really a special flag for Chile to be used on private yachts?
Željko Heimer, 01 Dec 1999


Distinctive marks in ports

Art. 24.- The owners of all vessels should register their distinctive marks at the Captaincy of the Port, which will maintain a publicly accessible register of them.
Joe McMillan, 10 Dec 2002
(quoting and translating from Seaports regulation)

Initials’ square flag

Art. 21.- Tenders and motor launches belonging to various shipping companies established in the country and those used in their service in the ports of the Republic should carry as a distinctive mark a square (cuadrada) flag, of a size appropriate to the boat, with the initials of the company. This obligation also applies to the boats of rowing clubs and other sporting societies.
Joe McMillan, 10 Dec 2002
(quoting and translating from Seaports regulation)

Fishing vessels’ pennant

Art. 22.- Fishing vessels should carry a white pennant 2.2 meters fly by .90 cm »(sic — obviously 90 cm)« hoist with a blue .15 cm »(probably 15 cm?)« border (guarda), and with their registry number in black on the center.
Joe McMillan, 10 Dec 2002
(quoting and translating from Seaports regulation)

Boat pennant

Art. 23.- Boats of shipping agents and other commercial houses should carry as a distinctive mark a pennant of any color, of size appropriate to the boat, with the initials of the commercial firm.
Joe McMillan, 10 Dec 2002
(quoting and translating from Seaports regulation)


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