Italian naval ensign by unknown

Italian naval ensign

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Italian naval ensign

Italian naval ensign, post 1848 pattern. The ensign is made of wool bunting, the hoist a silk and cotton blend. The ensign is hand sewn, the arms in the centre with painted details, the blue border of the shield being made of silk ribbon. A cord and toggle is attached to hoist the ensign. Marked in ink on the hoist: 'Adl. King C.B. no. 6'. Design: three vertical stripes - green, white and red. On the centre stripe, a red shield bearing a white cross, surmounted by a crown.

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.

Original size: 940 mm x 1524 mm

  • Image reference: L0135

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