This USCG Commissioning Pennant is manufactured precisely to U.S. Government specifications. It is available in Size 6 and 7. Simply choose the appropriate size from the pulldown menu and the pricing will adjust.
Size 6 pennant measures a precise 2 1/2In x 6Ft. Compare to NSN 8345-00-260-2605.
Size 7 pennant measures a precise 1 7/8In x 4Ft compare to NSN 8345-00-260-2606.
Manufactured by Valley Forge Flag Co. in the USA.
Information:The commission pennant is the distinctive mark of a Coast Guard cutter in commission, that is, a vessel under the command of a commissioned officer or a commissioned warrant officer. Its hoisting is the central event in the commissioning of a new ship and from that moment until the vessel is decommissioned the pennant is flown day and night from the aftermost masthead, unless the cutter is flying an admiral's flag or a command pennant. Coast Guard commission pennants are the same sizes as those used by the Navy, 2 1/2 by 72 inches at the largest.
The commission pennant is also used to indicate the presence of a commanding officer in a boat and is otherwise used for all the same purposes served by its Navy equivalent.
Beginning before the Civil War, cutters of the Revenue Marine used a commission pennant that was white with 13 blue stars at the hoist, with red and white vertical stripes taking up the fly. Some time after the war, it switched to one that was similar to that used by the Navy at the time--with 13 white stars on blue at the hoist--but with the tail still striped vertically rather than, as for the Navy, simply divided red over white. By 1938, however, the Coast Guard, the successor of the Revenue Marine and Revenue Cutter Service, had revived the old antebellum pennant, which remains in use today.
The design and use of the Coast Guard commission pennant are regulated by 33 CFR 23.20 and 33 CFR 23.05(b).