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Captain Commanding a Group's Pennant (Spain)

Capitán de Navío con Mando en División, Escuadrilla, Flotilla o Agrupació

Last modified: 2010-03-20 by eugene ipavec
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[Captain Commanding a Group (Spain)] 3:5
image by Željko Heimer

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Forked broad pennant in the national colours with a blue disc shifted to the hoist.

Ivan Sache, 12 Mar 2000

Album des Pavillons 2000 shows its ratio as 3:5. The swallowtail cut appears to be an equilateral triangle, its side 1/2 of the hoist. The blue disc is set halfway between the hoist and the deepest point of the cut.

Željko Heimer, 06 Aug 2001

According to the 1977 Decree this flag should have the following dimensions:

  • distance from hoist to centre of ball: 1/2 hoist
  • diameter of ball: 1/4 hoist
  • slant length of the swallowtail edges: 1/2 hoist
As indicated, the last dimension is measured along the slant edge of the swallowtail cut, indeed forming an equilateral triangle. The horizontal distance from the innermost point of the swallowtail cut to the fly end of the flag is thus (0.5 H × sin 60º) or approximately 0.433 H where H is the hoist.

Santiago Dotor, 04 Sep 2001