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Spanish Civil Ensign Taken at the Battle of Manila Bay

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Identifier: 1912-003-0001

Title: Spanish Civil Ensign Taken at the Battle of Manila Bay

Description: A Spanish civil ensign, also known as a merchant or mercantile flag, taken from one of Admiral Patricio Montojo y Pasarуn's gunships following the Battle of Manila Bay. This variant of the civil ensign, bearing a white border all the way around the perimeter of the flag, identifies a "prбctico" which translates to "coast pilot" or "harbor pilot," a mariner who navigates a ship, whether commercial or military, in shallow or dangerous waters.

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1898

Type(s): Flag

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: Spanish-American War, 1898
Battles

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