Flags and pendants of Latvian Naval Forces 

         

 

The Flag of CinC of Naval Forces

 

       

 

The basement of the Flag of CinC of Naval Forces is Ensign. In the middle of the white quadrilateral, which is situated in the upper corner and tights to the mast, is situated the Ensign. The proportion of the length and the width of the Flag is 3:2. The Flag of CinC of Naval Forces is making up in the following sizes (in millimeters): I size – 300x200, II size – 660x440, III size – 990x660, IV size – 1200x800.

The Flag of CinC of Naval Forces uses:

-         With the permission of CinC of Naval Forces to hoist the Flag on the mast in the place of location of military units or on the ships, to show the attendance of CinC of Naval Forces – if CinC of Naval Forces per position is the superior person;

-         CinC of Naval Forces with his order can signify one warship as a flagship of Naval Forces. In this case the Flag of CinC of Naval Forces stays getting on the front mast constantly – day and night, without the reference is CinC of Naval Forces onboard or not;

-         The I size’s Flag of can be used as a standard, affixed to the front wing of the car, or as a table-standard;

-         On the suggestions of CinC of Naval Forces.

The Flag of CinC of Naval Forces do not carry in processions and outlooks.

 

 Admiral’s Flags

Admiral’s Flags are the Ensigns, each Flag satisfies to its Admiral’s grade.

Flotilla Admiral’s Flag. In the upper corner, in the middle of the white quadrilateral, which tights to the mast, is situated a carmine ring. Its diameter is equal 1/5 of the flag width.

       

Rear Admiral’s Flag. In the upper and in the lower corners, in the middle of the white quadrilateral, which tight to the mast are situated carmine rings (one in each quadrilateral). Their diameters are equal 1/5 of the flag width.

       

Vice-Admiral’s Flag. In the upper and in the lower corners, in the middle of the white quadrilateral, which tight to the mast, and in the upper corner outside are situated carmine rings (one in each quadrilateral). Their diameters are equal 1/5 of the flag width.

        

 Admirals` Flags are making up in the following sizes (in millimeters): I size – 300x200, II size – 660x440, III size – 990x660, IV size – 1200x800.

Admirals` ensigns use:

-         Flags hoist on the mast in the place of location of military units or on the ships, to show the attendance of Admiral, if Admiral per position is the superior person.

-         The I size Admirals` flag can be used as a standard, affixed to the front wing of the car, or as a table-standard.

-          On the suggestions of Admiral.

 Admirals` Flags do not carry in processions and outlooks.

 

The Pendant of Commander of Flotilla

            

 

 The Pendant of Commander of Flotilla is a smaller size Ensign. There is sewed on white flag cloth continuation with keel cut in the end of it. The proportion between the width and the length of the Pendant is 1:3,5.  The Pendant of Commander of Flotilla is making up in following sizes (in millimeters): I size – 700x200, II size – 1360x390.

 The Pendant of Commander of Flotilla uses:

The Pendant of Commander of Flotilla shows, that War (Coast Guard’s) ships unit are under the command of Commander of Flotilla. The Pendant of Commander of Flotilla hoists on the mast, and it stays day and night there, without the reference is there Commander of Flotilla onboard or not.

 

  The Pendant of Commander of Squadron

The Pendant of Commander of Squadron is a smaller size Ensign. There is sewed on State Flag’s colors cloth continuation with keel cut in the end of it. The proportion between the length and the width of the Pendant has to be 1:3,5. The Pendant of Commander of Squadron is making up in following sizes (in millimeters): I size – 700x200, II size – 1360x390.

The Pendant of Commander of Squadron uses:

- The Pendant of Commander of Squadron shows, that War (Coast Guard) ships unit is under the command of Commander of Squadron. The Pendant of Commander of Squadron hoists on the mast, and it stays day and night there, without the reference is Commander of Flotilla onboard or not.

 

The Pendant of Commander of Division

The Pendant of Commander of Division is a triangle form Ensign, which finishes with keel throat stricture outside the border. The proportion between the length and the width of the Pendant has to be 1:2,25. The Pendant of Commander of Division is making up in following size (in millimeters): 900x400.

The Pendant of Commander of Division uses:

-         The Pendant of Commander of Division shows, that War (Coast Guard, special) ships unit is under the command of Commander of Division. The Pendant of Commander of Division hoists on the mast, when the Commander of Division is onboard.

 

The Ensign

 

The basement of the Ensign is white phone quadrilateral, in the center of which vertically and horizontally are crossed colors of the State Flag and which width is 1/5 of the flag width. The proportion between the length and the width of the flag is 2:3.

 The Ensign uses:

-         The Ensign is the flag of Warship register of Latvian Naval Forces of National Armed Forces of Latvian Republic. All persons, who are on duty on warships have to protect and to defend it;

-         Ships of Naval Forces, which are anchored or stay in docks, hoist the Ensign and hold on ensign staff, but when the ship makes movements or replaces, then the ensign replaces to the gaff;

-         The ship of Naval Forces brings the ensign: from o’clock 08.00 to the sunset in summertime, but if the sun barks after the time 21.00 – the ensign strikes down in 21.00, but in winter months from 09.00 o’clock to the sunset;

-         From the time of sunset to o’clock 08.00, and to 09.00 o’clock in winter, the ensign on the ship raises in the following cases:

a)      If the ship leaves the port or the raid and the ensign strikes down, when the ship leaved the port or the raid,

b)      When Ships of Naval Forces come in port or in raid. After the ship placed the ensign draws down;

c)      Ships of Naval Forces, standing in port or in raid, raise the ensign, if in port or in raid come in or leave Latvian or other countries warships. The ensign strikes down after the warship placed or leaved the port or the raid;

In wartime, sawing the enemy and in fighting operation’s time the ensign raises not only on the gaffs, but on the whole mast’s top and stay day and night there. In fighting time to guard the ensign have to be appointed the instructor, whose task is not to allow nobody to remove it. In case if in the battle the ensign guns down, on it place have to be raised new one, not to give the enemy to think, that the ensign was struck down.

-         Warship ensign fly all Warship Flotilla’s, Coast Guard Flotilla’s and Special ships with belonging to them motorboats, ships` boats and boats, which are in the disposition of Navy of Latvian National Armed Forces;

-         The ensign hoists near the Staffs of units of Latvian Naval Forces and in Divisions, and strikes at one time with The Flag of Latvian State.

The Ensign must not be used, as the Flag of Naval Forces and it do not carry in processions and outlooks.

 

Jack Flag

 

Jack Flag is the Ensign, which afforced by colors of the State Flag, which diagonally cross the center; the width of these diagonally crossed colors is 1/5 of the width of the flag. The proportion of the width and of the length is 3: 2. Jack Flag is making up in the following sizes (in millimeter): I size – 660x440, II size – 990x660, III size – 2250x1500, IV size – 3000x2000.

All warships fly Jack Flag on the front flag’s mast of the ship. Jack Flag hoists and strikes in one time with the Ensign, but only then, when ships stay on anchor or in port near the dock. Jack Flag do not hoist in nighttimes.

 

Warship Pendant

 

The Warship Pendant consists of the basement and of white stripe. The basement of is Naval Forces Flag, which is 8 cm width and 24 cm length. This basement continues sewed on white flag cloth, which has the same width and is not shorter than 3,5 meters long. There is a cut in the end of the Pendant. It has keel form and it is 1meter depth. The Warship Pendant is making up in the following sizes (in millimeter): I size – 1040x80, II size – 2470x80;

 All Naval Forces` ships, in maintenance of which are commissioned and is singly possible to accomplish battle tasks, fly the Warship Pendant on the top off the mast, Warship Pendant is singly day and night on the mast.

 If the ship is going to maintenance for some time, which is longer then 1 month, or the ship mismatch to the prior point requirement, in that case the Warship Pendant strikes.