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Russian Navy: historical pilot flags

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Pilot flag (<1917)

Pilot flag
image by Phil Nelson, 30 Dec 1999

As this are based on the National Geographic magazine [gmc17], the image may not be exact to the real world, but represent what has been published.
Phil Nelson, 30 Dec 1999

It consists of the contemporary national flag surrounded with a wide white border, not unlike many other pilot flags worldwide.
António Martins, 24 Nov 2000


Pilot call signal flag (ca. 1842)

Pilot call flag
image by Phil Nelson, 23 Jan 2000

Russian pilot call signal from the R.H. Laurie’s flag chart (1842) [lri42], in Wilson’s Flags at Sea [wil86].
Phil Nelson, 23 Jan 2000

It consists of the contemporary national naval jack surrounded with a wide white border.
António Martins, 24 Nov 2000