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flag, ensign

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    • British White Ensign, WW1 (flag name)
    • Motor Launch Pahoe (ML 555) (associated name)
  • Description
    British White Ensign; rectangle shape with damage to the right side which has obscures the shape; white base with red cross and union jack in the top left corner; flag has been greyed from a smoke screen;
    from Motor Launch Pahoe (ML555), Dover Patrol, WW1
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1932.462, W0593, F057
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
flag, ensign, 1932.462, F057, W0593
flag, ensign, 1932.462, F057, W0593


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, F057
  • Notes
    British White Ensign from Motor Launch Pahoe (ML555), Dover Patrol, WW1

    The Dover Patrol was a Royal Navy command during WW1, which played a significant role in blocking German shipping and which and took part in raid on Zeebrugge carried out in 1918.

    Saddler Andrew Gilmore Carnahan of 72 Victoria Rd, Devonport, Auckland, enlisted on 21 August 1918 with the Field Artillery, embarking with the Main Body, 1NZEF, on 16 October. He served on Gallipoli and later on the Western Front, receiving a promotion to the rank Sergeant in 1916.

    In January 1918 Carnahan was commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR).
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1 January 1918 to 31 December 1918
  • Subject category
  • Production
    unknown (flag maker)
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    World War 1, 1914-18, wars
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › cloth
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height : 711mm
      (2'4" x 3'6")
    • 0 - Whole length : 1067mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    6 October 2010

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