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Japanese Service Flags, 1900s

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1900 Signal flag

[Signal flag, circa 1900]
by Jaume Ollé


Naval Senior Officer's flag

[Service ensign, circa 1900]
by Jaume Ollé

This was in use from 7 October 1889 through the end of World War II.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 February 2000

A similar flag is shown for 1925 with different ratios.
Jaume Ollé, 24 October 1999


Hospital Ships

[Hospital ship flag]
by Jaume Ollé

This is shown in a 1910 flag plate. Later, the flag was retired and a traditional western style red cross was used
Jaume Ollé, 24 October 1999


Army transport

[Army transport flag]
by Jaume Ollé

The Army transport vessel's flag was used from 21 May 1900 to the end of World War II.
Source: Flaggenbuch 1925