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Danish naval ensign
A Danish naval ensign (this design is also used as the state flag and jack). This is a swallow-tailed red flag with a white cross overall. It is made of wool and cotton bunting, hand sewn with a rope halyard and wooden toggle attached for hoisting. The ensign is inscribed in ink on the hoist 'Adl. King C.B. no. 8'.
It belonged to the Duckworth-King family and relates to the collection of flags associated with Admiral Sir George St. Vincent Duckworth-King (1809-1891). George King was promoted to flag rank in 1862 and from Companion of the Bath (C.B.) to Knight Commander (K.C.B) in 1873.
Admiral Sir George St. Vincent Duckworth-King was born, 15 July 1809 at Stonehouse in Devon, entered the Royal Navy on 8 February 1822; being commissioned as Lieutenant on 15 January 1830; promoted to the rank of Commander, 8 August 1834 and Captain, 28 August 1841. He was second in command of the Naval Brigade at the siege of Sebastopol. He became a Rear-Admiral on 4 April 1862. Between 1863 and 1867 he was Commander in Chief in China. He was promoted to Vice-Admiral, 20 March 1867 and Admiral 20 April 1875 and was made a K.C.B. in 1873. He succeeded his brother as 4th Baronet in 1887 and died at Wear House, Exeter on 18 August 1891. As 4th Baronet he added Duckworth to the family name.
The Dannebrog is often claimed as the oldest national flag in the world and dates from around the 13th century. The swallow-tailed version was reserved for the navy and royal institutions in 1625. The rectangular version is used as a national flag and civil ensign.
Original size: 1321 mm x 2438 mm
- Image reference: L0166
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London