Australian merchant ensign (after 1909)

The 1909 pattern Australian ensign, worn by SS 'Ferndale' 1925. the ensign is made of wool bunting, with a linen hoist and is machine sewn. A rope and a wooden toggle is attached.
The ensign is red with the Union Flag in the canton and the Southern Cross constellation of five white stars in the fly. On the lower left side, a large white star with seven points. Inscribed on hoist: 'YD RED ENSIGN AUSTRALIAN'. The last flag to be flown by the Australian Commonwealth Line prior to their transfer to the Aberdeen White Star Line in 1928.

Object Details

ID: AAA1083
Collection: Flags
Type: Civil ensign
Display location: Not on display
Places: Australia
Vessels: Ferndale 1925 (SS)
Date made: after 1909; 1928
People: Bolt, Daniel; Chaplin, W. R. Australian Commonwealth Line
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Daniel Bolt Collection
Measurements: flag: 1828.8 x 3632.2 mm

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