First Navy Jack Flag
Size: 3×5 feet
- Double Sided Flag – means 2 flags sewn together with liner in the middle so nothing reads backwards on back of flag
- Nylon Printed is perfect for high wind areas.
This early 1st Navy Jack is specified by the U.S. Navy as the jack for its oldest warship in regular commission, a tradition which keeps an historic American flag in regular use.The first navy jack shows a rattlesnake superimposed across 13 horizontal alternating red and white stripes with the motto “DONT TREAD ON ME”. It was first employed by Commodore Esek Hopkins in the fall of 1775 as he readied the continental navy in the Delaware River. His signal for the whole fleet to engage the enemy was the striped jack and ensign flown at their proper places.
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