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flag, ensign

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    Red Ensign of Pamir, in use at time of decommission, 1948 (descriptive name)
  • Description
    Red Ensign of the four masted barque "Pamir"; rectangle shaped flag; red base fabric with a union jack in the top left corner; four southern cross stars located to the right side; the flag was taken down by donor, at the end of Pamir's commission, 13.10.48.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1959.116, F008, 35872, W1770
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
flag, ensign F008
flag, ensign F008


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, F008 / W1770
  • Notes
    Red Ensign from the four masted barque "Pamir". The flag was taken down by donor, Mr J Bailey, at the end of Pamir's commission in New Zealand, 13.10.48.

    In 1941 the Finnish deep-sea square-rigger Pamir was seized in Wellington as a ‘prize of war’. The crew were detained, but allowed to work ashore. From 1942 to 1948 the Pamir, based in Wellington, was used as a trade vessel between NZ and USA, and as a training vessel. In 1948 she was returned to Finland. Before leaving New Zealand the British ensign was lowered and replaced with the Finnish colours.
  • Event
    • Post WW2
    • 1939-1945
      World War II
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1 January 1948 to 31 December 1948
  • Subject category
  • Production
    unknown (flag maker)
    Circa 1940s
    World War 2, wars
    post-WW2, wars
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › cotton (textile)
    cotton cloth
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height : 860mm
      (flag: 2'11" x 6'2" [860mm x 1760mm])
    • 0 - Whole length : 1760mm
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    7 May 1999

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