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Dannebrog i blatt pa danske og norske skip [ca. 1796 – 1848]

“(…) dette blå flagget ble brukt i handelsfarten på dansk Vestindia.”1

“A couple of flag books (from the 1803-8 period), and also some paintings (from the period 1796 to 1848), show a flag with the Dannebrog in the canton of a blue flag. In the flag books this is labelled ‘Danish in West Indies’. The flag has been thoroughly discussed by Jan Henrik Munksggard in an article called “Dannebrog i blatt pa danske og norske skip”,(Sjöfartshistorisk arbok 1985, pp. 143-205, Bergen, 1986). Munksgaard points out that no official sources can tell us what the flag was, and that the flag is *not* the colonial ensign of the Danish West India. However, he argues that the flag was hoisted as a courtesy ensign on the foretop mast by ships bound for the colony. “2

  1. Munksgaard, J.H. «Flagget, Et nasjonalt symbol blir til» s 30. Utg. Vest-Agder-museet, Kristiansand, 2012.
  2. Engene, J.O. “Danish Blue Flag” Flags of the world, 1997.

“Dannebrog i blatt pa danske og norske skip”, Sjöfartshistorisk arbok 1985, pp. 143-205, Bergen, 1986

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