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Naval jack - Image by Željko Heimer, 19 April 1997
The jack for naval vessels (Zastava na premcu) is prescribed by Regulation Pravilnik o spremembah in dopolnitvah pravilnika o registraciji in oznečevanju vozil, zrakoplovov in vodnih plovil Ministarstva za obrambo (Regulations on changes and additions of regulations of registration and signalization of vehicles, air- and water-vessels of the Ministry of Defense), published in the Slovene official gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije 116/2007, 17 December 2007.
The regulation is identical to the Regulation of the same name published in Uradni list Republike Slovenije 34/1996, 29 June 1996, itself identical to the Regulation published in 1995 but with amendments prescribing the naval jack.Here is the translation of the relevant parts of the Decreee (original text forwarded by Tomaz Pisanski, Slovenian Genealogy and Heraldry Society).
In the Regulations of registration and signalization of vehicles, air- and water-vessels of the Ministry of Defence (Uradni List, 67/1995), paragraphs three and four of Article 45 are changed so they are now:
The flag on bow (that is, the jack) is rectangular in shape, coloured white, blue and golden yellow, the colours from the coat of arms of the Republic of Slovenia. The proportions of width and lenght of the flag are 1:2. The colours are in this order: white (N-1N 95), blue (N-46N 72 25 09) and golden yellow (N-6N 19 75 12), all according to SCOTDIC CODE 777 - International Color System (2034). Each colour in width takes one third of the flag area. The size of the flag should be in accordance with the size of the ship or boat.
Foreign naval vessels that are visiting the Republic of Slovenia should salute the flag of the Republic of Slovenia
Beforehand, Slovenia never used a white-blue-yellow flag in any
order or combination. There were not even proposals for such a flag,
though there are many proposals known.
There is an old tradition of yellow over blue flag based on the (Celje) arms - blue with three golden stars. Since the Celje stars are an integral part of the Slovenian arms there is a connection. I believe that the red stripe of the national flag was changed to yellow to prevent the confusion with Russian and Slovakian flags. As far as I understand this, a naval vessel of Slovenia would have the Slovenian flag as ensign at the back and this jack on bow. This would clearly distingush it from any other.
Željko Heimer & Miha Tomžič, 24 May 2009
Naval jack, 1995-1996 - Image by Željko Heimer, 19 April 1997
The jack prescribed by Article 42 of the Regulations of registration and signalization of vehicles, air- and water-vessels of the Ministry of Defence is blue with the national coat of arms in the middle.
Željko Heimer, 19 April 1997