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Civil and Merchant Ensigns

A Civil Ensign, also known as a Merchant Ensign or Merchant Flag, is used by civilian vessels to denote nationality. The Civil Ensign is the largest flag on board and generally flown at the rear of the ship.

Albania Algeria Angola Antigua And Barbuda
Argentina Australia Austria Azerbaijan
Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados
Belgium Benin Bermuda Bolivia
Brazil British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria
Burma Cambodia Cameroon Canada
Cape Verde Cayman Islands Chile People's Republic Of China
Republic Of China Colombia Comoros Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Republic Of The Congo Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Croatia
Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark
Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor
Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Estonia Falkland Islands Fiji
Finland France Gambia Georgia
Germany Ghana Greece Gibraltar
Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau
Guernsey Guyana Haiti Honduras
Hungary Iceland India Indonesia
Iran Iraq Ireland Isle Of Man
Israel Italy Jamaica Japan
Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya
Kiribati Kuwait Latvia Lebanon
Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg
Republic Of Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia
Maldives Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania
Mauritius Mexico Federated States Of Micronesia Moldova
Monaco Montenegro Morocco Mozambique
Namibia Nauru Netherlands New Zealand
Nicaragua Nigeria North Korea Norway
Oman Pakistan Palau Panama
Papua New Guinea Paraguay (Obverse) Paraguay (Reverse) Peru
Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar
Romania Russia Saint Kitts And Nevis Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Samoa San Marino São Tomé And Príncipe
Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles
Sierra Leone Singapore Slovenia Solomon Islands
Somalia South Africa South Korea Spain
Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Sweden
Switzerland Syria Tanzania Thailand
Togo Tonga Trinidad And Tobago Tunisia
Turkey Turks And Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda
Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Of America
Uruguay Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam
Yemen Zimbabwe

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State Ensigns

A State Ensign, also known as a Government Ensign, is used by government vessels, such as Coast Guard ships.

Albania Algeria Angola Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Australia Austria Azerbaijan
Bahrain Belgium Benin Bermuda
Bolivia Brazil British Antarctic Territory British Indian Ocean Territory
Burma Cambodia Cameroon Canada
Cape Verde Chile People's Republic of China Colombia
Comoros Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica
Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt
El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Fiji
Finland Gambia Georgia Germany
Ghana Gibraltar Greece Grenada
Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau
Guyana Haiti Honduras Iceland
India Indonesia Iran Iraq
Ireland Italy Japan Jersey
Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati
Kuwait Lebanon Liberia Madagascar
Malawi Malaysia Maldives Malta
Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico
Federated States of Micronesia Moldova Monaco Montenegro
Morocco Mozambique Namibia Netherlands
New Zealand Nicaragua North Korea Norway
Oman Palau Panama Papua New Guinea
Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland
Portugal Qatar Romania Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa São Tomé and Príncipe Saudi Arabia
Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone
Singapore Slovenia Solomon Islands Spain
Sri Lanka South Korea Sudan Suriname
Sweden Switzerland Syria Tanzania
Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia Turkey Tuvalu Uganda
Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States of America
Uruguay Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam
Yemen

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Naval Ensigns

A Naval Ensign is used by a country's Navy.

Albania Algeria Australia Austria
Azerbaijan Bahamas Bangladesh Barbados
Belgium Bolivia Brazil Brunei
Bulgaria Burma (Myanmar) Burundi Canada
People's Republic of China Colombia Croatia Denmark
Ecuador Egypt Estonia Fiji
Finland France Georgia Germany
Ghana Grenada Guyana Honduras
Hungary Iceland India Israel
Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan
Kazakhstan Kenya Latvia Libya
Lithuania Maine, United States of America Malaysia Malta
Massachusetts, United States of America Mauritius Montenegro Morocco
Myanmar New Zealand Nigeria North Korea
Norway Oman Pakistan Papua New Guinea
Peru Poland Portugal Romania
Russia Saint Kitts and Nevis Saudi Arabia Sierra Leone
Singapore Solomon Islands South Africa Spain
Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Thailand
Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Ukraine United Kingdom
Vanuatu Vietnam

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Jacks

A Jack is a national flag flown by warships, and certain other vessels, at the head of the ship. These flags are usually flown when the ship is dressed for special occasions. 

Argentina Bahamas (civil) Belgium Brazil
Bulgaria Canada (Main) Canada (Auxilliary) Chile
Republic of China Colombia Croatia Cuba
Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt Estonia
Finland Germany Greece Indonesia
Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania
Malta Mexico Morocco Netherlands (civil)
Netherlands (military) Norway Pakistan (naval) Papua New Guinea
Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland
Portugal Romania Russia Saudi Arabia
Slovenia Spain South Korea Thailand
United Kingdom (military) United Kingdom (civil) United States of America (military) United States of America (civil)
Uruguay Venezuela

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Yacht Ensigns

A Yacht Ensign is allowed by some nations to be hoisted as the national ensign by yachts. The Yacht Ensign differs from Merchant Ensigns and is used to indicate the yacht is not carrying any cargo which would require a customs declaration. Carrying commercial cargo on a boat with a Yacht Ensign is considered smuggling in many jurisdictions. 

Åland (Club Emblem placed in Canton) Belgium Chile (Internal Waters only) Finland (Club Emblem placed in Canton)
France German Empire (Internal Waters only) Ireland (Internal Waters only) New Zealand (Internal Waters only)
Northern Ireland (Internal Waters only) Poland (Internal Waters only) Spain Thailand (Internal Waters only)
United States of America (Internal Waters only) United States of America (Internal Waters only)

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Distinguishing Marks

Distinguishing Marks are flown by United States Government ships subordinate to these services to distinguish them from ships subordinate to the United States Navy, with which they share a common ensign.

United States Bureau of Fisheries ( ? -1940) United States Bureau of Navigation ( ? - 1946) United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (1899-1970)
United States Fish and Wildlife Service United States Lighthouse Service ( ? - 1939) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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