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Pilot Flag 1867-1918 (Germany)

lotsensignal, lotsenrufsignal

Last modified: 2012-09-30 by pete loeser
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[Pilot Flag 1871-1919 (Germany)] 2:3 Image by Santiago Dotor
Flag adopted 4th July 1867, abolished 1922, readopted 1933, abolished 1935

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The black-white-red flag with a white border. Used to request a pilot. Illustrated in Crampton 1990 p. 42 (which is a copy of Meyers Konversationslexikon 1912, vol. 4, facing p. 799), National Geographic 1917 p. 350, no. 603.
Norman Martin, 1998

The Allerhöchster Präsidial-Erlass of 4 July 1867 gives a verbal description of the pilot flag (flag to call for a pilot [Lotsenrufsignal]) together with proportions: "A merchant flag [black-white-red] of smaller format with a white border of the width of a single stripe, that is 1/5 of the flag."
Ralf Stelter, 6 March 2001

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