Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Seafaring Sunday: Another Flag
December 2, 1775: The Continental Congress approved the design of a new flag to be used primarily by the navy. As illustrated above, it bore thirteen red and white stripes with a cross of St. George and a cross of St. Andrew in the canton. Though officially sanctioned by the new government, Continental Navy ships - following the lead of John Paul Jones - tended to prefer the first navy jack with its snake and "don't tread on me" logo to this "Grand Union" flag.