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Royal Mersey Yacht Club (United Kingdom)

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[Royal Mersey Yacht Club ensign] image by Clay Moss, 9 July 2014
 

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Flag of Royal Mersey Yacht Club

The special ensign of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club. Founded Birkenhead 1844. Title 'Royal' granted 23 September 1844. Admiralty Warrant for special ensign granted 24 September 1844. Original badge was just the Liver bird; crown added between 1869 and 1875.
David Prothero, 8 October 2002

The Royal Mersey Yacht Club, from 1844, is on occasion referred to as the "Royal Liverpool Yacht Club", which introduces one Liverpool yacht club more than have actually existed. For example, check references to the 1908 Olympics for such occurrences - at least, that's how I interpret them. In 21st century media the same name pops up from time to time - I think again for the Royal Mersey. They are also the club to fly the liverbird.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 14 February 2015


Burgee

[Royal Mersey Yacht Club ensign] image by Clay Moss, 9 July 2014

The Dumpy Book of Ships and the Sea (1957) shows the burgee as the liver bird surmounted by a crown on a blue field.
James Dignan, 12 February 2008

[Mersey Yacht Club ensign] image by Clay Moss and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 15 February 2015

The badge was originally without the crown. That would look similar to this on a burgee, assuming that's where the badge was shown.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 15 February 2015