This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

State Services Ensigns 1871-1918 (Prussia, Germany)

Ensigns for Sea Services

Last modified: 2011-06-10 by jarig bakker
Keywords: prussia: kingdom | eagle (black) | postal | pilot | customs | fishery | canton (white) | disc (white) | anchor: fouled (gold) | crown: imperial | lv | zv | fa | letters: 2 (red) |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors




See also:


Introduction

The ensigns for sea services corresponded to the German service flag of the time with the small coat of arms of Prussia in the canton and eventually other emblems. They were abolished in 1918. During the same time the ensigns for inland waters services were based on the Prussian war ensign.

Mario Fabretto, 17 August 1998


State Ensign 1895-1918

Service Flag for State Vessels and State Maritime Buildings

[State Ensign 1895-1918 (Prussia, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

In the black-white-red with a white circular cut-out in the back and red stripe; in the white central disk, a yellow fouled anchor crowned with the Imperial crown in gold. A white square in the upper hoist filling the whole of the height of the black stripe. In the square the Prussian eagle. Fixed 24 January 1894, adopted 5 February 1895, and abandoned by 1918. Illustrated in Crampton 1990 p. 42, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 1912 vol. 4, National Geographic 1917 p. 367, nos. 999 and 1003.

Norman Martin, 20 January 1998


Pilot Ensign 1895-1918

Flagge der Lotsenverwaltung

[Pilot Ensign 1895-1918 (Prussia, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Like the state ensign, but with the anchor between red letters L and V [for Lotsen-Verwaltung or pilots' administration].

Norman Martin, 20 January 1998

Editor's note: see also the pilot flag.


Customs Ensign 1895-1918

Flagge der Zollverwaltung

[Customs Ensign 1895-1918 (Prussia, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Like the state ensign, but with the anchor between red letters Z and V [for Zoll-Verwaltung or customs administration].

Norman Martin, 20 January 1998


Fishery Inspection Ensign 1895-1918

Flagge der Fischereiaufsicht

[Fishery Inspection Ensign 1895-1918 (Prussia, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Like the state ensign, but with the anchor between red letters F and A [for Fischerei-Aufsicht, fishery inspection].

Norman Martin, 20 January 1998

Fixed 24 January 1894 and adopted 5 February 1895.

Mario Fabretto, 17 August 1998