Product images of Command flag, Rear Admiral, Imperial Germany (1869-1918)
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Command flag, Rear Admiral, Imperial Germany (1869-1918)
Command flag, Rear Admiral, Imperial Germany, 1869-1918 pattern. It was reputedly removed from the battlecruiser 'Hindenburg' 1915 after her scuttling at Scapa Flow, 21 June 1919. The 'Hindenburg' sank slowly on an even keel, and her upperworks remained above the water. In 1930 she was re-floated and towed away for scrap. The flag is likely to be that of the German Commander of the interned fleet, Rear-Admiral Ludwig von Reuter (1869-1943). It was he who ordered that its ships should be sunk rather than be handed over to the Allies as part of the peace terms.
Original size: 1016 x 1016 mm
- Image reference: L0103
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London