Can anyone tell me why HMS ships flew the red duster and when they switched over to the white ensign thanks ........ see HMS Warrior in my Gallery (Thumb)
Bounty flew the Red Ensign as Bligh did not have a commision, he was a Master not commander.lakercapt said:The "Bounty" of Captain Bligh fame also flew the red ensign.
He was a much malinged person as he was one oof the first to adopt the three watch systeme and he did for most part have his crews best interests at heart.
Was recently watching the "Hornblower "series on TV and the navel ships were flying the red & blue ensigns. I was under the impression that the Capatin had to be RN reserve and also some of the crew for that to happen Have the rules changed?
Is the Belfast still in commission? I thought she was a museum ship. Same with the Plymouth and the others that were at Liverpool.WARRIOR is no longer a commissioned Royal Navy ship she is a museum exhibit and no longer entitled to wear the White Ensign. VICTORY is still a commissioned RN ship and is the flagship of the C in C Portsmouth and wears the White Ensign.