|1889 to 1898|
official Admiralty Flag pattern was introduced in 1889. Prior to this
it was up to the junior officer to come up with any pattern he liked as
long as it was pleasing to the eye
no official pattern for this period has been located I have put together
the above diagram based on photos of the time.The
green Flags and Pennants indicate those flags that are not yet identified.
A photo was found of the Royal Yacht "Victoria and Albert" in 1899 wearing the pattern of the next period so it may be that 1898 was the last year of this pattern.