Lotsan Flagge - Gr. II, 100cm: Harbor pilot flags came in four sizes: Gr I: 50, Gr II: 100, Gr III: 150, and Gr IV: 250 cm. The larger the flag, the larger the ship the pilot was escorting. Flag is printed linen, 120x95 cm, marked "Flg. Delta Gr. II"; maker mark: mirrored initials "BB" and "47" (possibly a business start date of 1847); 170 cm braided rope with a swivel ring anchor at top loop and a D ring anchor at the bottom loop, one small hole middle top edge, strong colors, scarce flag!, near mint condition.
Code "Delta" means: "Keep clear of me, I am
manoevering with difficulty in shallow waters."
Code "Gr." means Grössen (Sizes). Sizes are divided into
I (flag size 50 cm ... ship size up to 500 tons),
Gr. II (flag size 100cm ... ship size ?? tons),
Gr. III (flag size 150cm ... ship size ?? tons),
Gr. IV (flag size 240cm ... ship size 1500 tons & up).
Maker Insignia BB-Flag (18)47?
metal anchor fasteners
small hole - top edge
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