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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:07 AM

This is a 48 star US Navy flag, size "ensign no 6" made by Valley Forge. 

 

It is just under 9x17 feet - I think you'd want six to eight people to fold it properly.

 

I once saw a chart showing the ensign numbers and which type of ships used each size, but I can't find the chart.

 

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#2 Dave

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:21 AM

That's like what we'd fly as a holiday ensign at the Naval Academy. A big flag!



#3 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:31 AM

Awesome Flag!

I am collecting them by size, they start at a No. 12 as the smallest for PT boats, and go down to a No.1 at the largest for the Battleships.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:38 AM

 a No.1 at the largest for the Battleships.

 wow -  thirty-six feet long by nineteen feet wide



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:40 AM

Huge!! Great looking flag  : )



#6 tdurbinmas

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:58 AM

https://www.history....flag-sizes.html

 

Link to the Navy Heritage Flag Size Page



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:31 AM

I bought one of those for the wall in the shop to go next to my Japanese Naval flag in the same size.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:38 AM

I had a 45 star like that it was just too big Donated too the local musuem. 



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:39 AM

WOW! I've never seen a flag that big! To think of the Battleship size! Imagine having to fold them into a flag case . . . you'd have to have a custom flag case! 

 

So, what are you doing with your fab No. 6 flag?



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:57 PM

WOW! I've never seen a flag that big! To think of the Battleship size! Imagine having to fold them into a flag case . . . you'd have to have a custom flag case! 

 

So, what are you doing with your fab No. 6 flag?

 

it's a friends: I told him I'd figure out how to get a photo of it.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:07 PM

Beautiful.....




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