This merchant flag, if we cut out the inscription there shown, would be similar to Fig. 142.
The merchant flag is with each nationality rectangular; in Fig. 227 we have the flag of a Swedish merchant vessel.
The merchant flag is the plain blue, white, blue, without the shield.
The Peruvian war ensign is given in Fig. 174, the merchant flag being the plain red, white, red.
To carry still further the illusion, we hoisted the Spanish merchant flag.
The British merchant flag was flying at her mizzen-gaff, with the ensign down.
A number of the foreign nations have different flags, known as the royal standard, the war flag, and the merchant flag.
The German merchant flag has red, white, and black horizontal stripes.