U. S. Coast Guard Ensign (Flag) 15” x 24” Printed Flags in Perma-Nyl Nylon is a size 5
This G-Spec U. S. Coast Guard Ensign (flag) comes with duck heading and #2 rolled rim brass grommets.
U. S. Coast Guard Ensign (Flag) is 100% made in the U.S.A. of Perma-Nyl heavyweight nylon.
Perma-Nyl heavyweight nylon is the most versatile flag fabric available with strength, brilliant display, quick-drying ability, lightweight and with a close weave to fly in the slightest breeze for the fullest visual effect.
U. S. Coast Guard Ensign (Flag) 15” x 24” Printed Flags in Perma-Nyl Nylon
Individual Weight: 0.4 lbs.
History of the U.S. Coast Guard Ensign
The U.S. Coast Guard Ensign (flag) was first flown by the Revenue Cutter Service in 1799 to distinguish revenue cutters from merchant ships. The order stated the Ensign would be "16 perpendicular stripes, alternate red and white, the union of the ensign to be the arms of the United States in a dark blue on a white field." (The stripes signified the number of States as there were 16 states in the United States at the time).
The purpose of the U.S. Coast Guard Ensign (flag) is to allow ship captains to easily recognize those vessels having legal authority to stop and board them. This flag is flown only as a symbol of law enforcement authority and is never carried as a parade standard.