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Chinese Imperial Naval Rank Flags (1905)

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Rank Flags, 1905

These flags are for officers of the Imperial Chinese Navy. Note that the Chinese titles listed in Flaggenbuch, 1905 [ruh05] were not correct at the time of its publication, and I have included the correct Chinese title below.
Miles Li, 20 March 2001


Admiral (Zhengdutong)

[Admiral rank flag] image by Oskar Myszor
source: "Okrety Wojenne" [p9lxx]

Six horizontal stripes, blue-white-yellow-red-green-black, with a Chinese dragon in blue in the white rectangle at the centre of the flag.
Miles Li, 20 March 2001


Vice Admiral (Fudutong)

Five horizontal stripes, blue-white-yellow-red-green, with a Chinese dragon in blue in the white rectangle at the centre of the flag.
Miles Li, 20 March 2001


Rear Admiral (Xiedutong)

Similar to vice admiral, but dragon in the white canton.
Miles Li, 20 March 2001


Commodore

[Commodore rank flag] image by Oskar Myszor
source: "Okrety Wojenne" [p9lxx]

Commodore: I don't think this rank actually existed, but the flag was reported to be four horizontal stripes, black-white-yellow-red, with a Chinese dragon in blue in the white canton.
Miles Li, 20 March 2001


Senior Officer

Swallow-tailed, four horizontal stripes, red-yellow-green-white.
Miles Li, 20 March 2001