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ModelJShip15 Nov 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

Hello, I wanted to ask if this Danish navy flag is right at the Napoleonic period.

Thank you in advance,

22ndFoot15 Nov 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

According to this website there is no record of when the Danish naval ensign was adopted but it was a long time ago.


This Danish picture of the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801 would suggest that you're fine with that one.


rmaker15 Nov 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

The color in ModelJShip's link seems wrong, crimson rather than scarlet.

ModelJShip15 Nov 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

yes of course rmaker.

ModelJShip15 Nov 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

Thank you 22nFoot for the links, very appreciated.

Gonsalvo15 Nov 2017 8:30 p.m. PST

The reference cited explicitly notes that the color of the nasal ensigns (etc) is a deeper red (i.e., closer to crimson) than the usual scarlet of the Dannebrog; interesting!

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