British Union Flag (post 1801 pattern) belonging to HMS 'Minotaur' and believed to have been flown as a battle flag at Trafalgar. It belonged to Master's Mate Stephen Hilton (1787-1872). The flag is made of hand-sewn wool bunting. The diagonals of the saltire do not meet up in a straight line across the flag - a characteristic of early 19th century Union Flags. There are fabric losses at the fly end. The linen hoist is a machine-sewn replacement, probably added in the 1930s.
|Display location:||Display - Nelson, Navy, Nation Gallery|
|Events:||Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805|
|Date made:||circa 1801; Early 19th century|
|Exhibition:||Nelson, Navy, Nation|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Acquired with the assistance of the Peter Harrison Heritage Foundation; Sir John Fisher Foundation; The Drapers’ Company; F. Michael Everard; Sir David Hardy; Giles Hilton; Alan R.W. Marsh and others|
|Measurements:||Display: 2265 mm x 3110 mm|
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