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 Author  Topic: Colors on the yardarm
Grady

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Was there a protocol for which side of the mast yardarm the colors were posted on? Talking with Jeff D most in theatre pictures have the colors posted to std
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Sorry, I misread the question.

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I have never seen any official instruction. Most photos I have seen show the Ensign to Starboard. However many PT boats in the Pacific started flying Ensign from the radio whip antenna so they could fly a larger flag that crazy pilots could see from the air to discourage freindly fire accidents. Additionally when the Ensign is on the radar mast it obscures the vision of the skipper when driving. We emulated that method on board PT658 and also cuz its just cool!

Jerry Gilmartin
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Grady

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Grady   Send Email To Grady Posted on: May 25, 2021 - 2:47am
Thanks Guys, Jerry I have seen a few boats with antenna posted ensign , your right its got that look Mike


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Thank you Jerry, I didn't know that. This photo from https://pt127.org/ shows a large flag on the antenna like you mention:

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