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Yugoslavia, 1956 - 1963

Federative People's Republic of Yugoslavia, 1945 - 1963, Federativna Narodna Republika Jugoslavija


In mid-50's part of the flags, mainly those in naval use, were changed. The new set was practically preserved until 1990's with slight change in those flags including the coat of arms in which the number of torches was increased from five to six in 1963.


See also:

Jack

Pramčana zastava brodova Jugoslavenske ratne mornarice

[Jack] [Normal] 2:3
Adopted: 5th June 1956
Abandoned: 1963
Source: Zakon o vojnim pomorskim zastavama FNRJ i o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama, 5. VI. 1956, SL 22/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The naval jack was red flag with the state coat of arms in the middle. In 1963 the coat of arms was changed adding the sixth torch.



Border Guard Ensign

Zastava brodova graničnih jedinica

[Border Guard Ensign] [Normal] 2:3 [State Ensign]
Adopted: 6th June 1949
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Zakon o vojnim pomorskim zastavama FNRJ i o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama, 5. VI. 1956, SL 22/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The ensign previously named for all vessels of the national defence ministry was designated solely for the border guards units.



President of the Republic

Zastava predsjednika Republike

[President of the Republic] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1963
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The flag of the President of the Republic is a square national tricolour with the coat of arms in the middle and bordered with tricolour triangles. The same basic design for the flag of the chief of the state was used by the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, which is in turn inherited from the designs employed by the Austria-Hungary. Even the sucessor states of Yugoslavia today use basically similarly patterned flags for their presidents.



Minister of Defence

Zastava državnog sekretara za poslove narodne obrane

[Minister of Defence] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1963
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

A white flag with a tricolour bars border and with the coat of arms in the middle was the flag for the minister of defence (the state secretary for the national defence issues).



Commander of the Navy

Zastava komandanta ratne mornarice

[Commander of the Navy] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The Commander of the Yugoslav Navy flag was white with the tricolour bars border and with a red anchor fouled with a yellow cable topped with the yellow bordered red five-pointed star.



Admiral of the Fleet

Zastava admirala flote

[Admiral of the Fleet] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The Admiral of the Fleet rank flag was white with the tricolour bars border and with a blue fouled anchor.



Admiral

Zastava admirala

[Admiral] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The Admiral rank flag was white with the tricolour bars border and with a yellow anchor in the canton.



Vice Admiral

Zastava viceadmirala

[Vice Admiral] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The Admiral rank flag was blue with the tricolour bars border and with a yellow anchor in the canton.



Rear Admiral

Zastava kontraeadmirala

[Rear Admiral] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The Admiral rank flag was red with the tricolour bars border and with a yellow anchor in the canton.



Flotilla and Brigade Commander

Plamenac komandanta flotile i odnosno komandanta brigade ratnih brodova

[Flotilla and Brigade Commander] [Normal] 1:2
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The flottilla commander or the naval ships brigade commander used a blue triangular split pennant with a yellow anchor in the canton.



Squadron Commander

Plamenac komandanta diviziona

[Squadron Commander] [Normal] 1:2
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The squadron commander used a blue bordered white triangular pennant with a yellow anchor near the hoist.



Group Commander

Plamenac komandanta odreda

[Group Commander] [Normal] 1:2
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The group commander used a red triangular pennant with a yellow anchor near the hoist.



Senior Officer Afloat

Plamenac najstarijeg komandanta na sidrištu

[Senior Officer Afloat] [Normal] 1:2
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The senior officer afloat used a red bordered white triangular pennant with a yellow anchor near the hoist.



War Pennant

Plamenac komandanta broda

[War Pennant] [Normal] 1:20
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The masthed pennant is a red pennant of equal width until the half of the fly and then decreasing triangularry until the tricolour tassel at the fly. At the hoist there is the Yugoslav tricolour with the yellow bordered red five-pointed star within the wreath as in the naval ensign.



President of the Federal Parliament

Rangovna zastava predsjednika Savezne narodne skupštine

[President of the Federal Parliament] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The flag for the chairman of the Federal People's Parliament (Skupština) was the square tricolour with the federal coat of arms in the middle overall. The parliament name dropped the people's attribute in 1963, when also the number of the torches increased to six.



Member of the Government and President of Parliament of a Republic

Rangovna zastava članova Saveznog izvršnog vijeća i predsjednika skupština socijalističkih republika

[Member of the Government and President of Parliament of a Republic] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The flag for the members of the Federal Executive Council (the government) was the square tricolour with the yellow bordered red five-pointed star witin the wreath as in the naval ensign. The same flag was prescribed for the presidents of the six republics composing the Federation.



Diplomatic and Consular Representatives

Rangovna zastava opunomoćenih predstavnika FNRJ

[Diplomatic and Consular Representatives] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The flag for the authorised representatives of the state (diplomatic and consular chiefs of missions) was equal in the design as the civil ensign.



General of the Army

Rangovna zastava generala

[General of the Army] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The flag for the General of the Army is a white square flag with five red five-pointed stars.



General

Rangovna zastava generala armije

[General] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The flag for the General is a white square flag with four red five-pointed stars.



Lieutenant General

Rangovna zastava general-pukovnika

[Lieutenant General] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The flag for the Lieutenant General is a white square flag with three red five-pointed stars in diagonal.



Major General

Rangovna zastava general-potpukovnika

[Major General] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The flag for the Major General is a white square flag with two red five-pointed stars in diagonal.



Brigadier General

Rangovna zastava general-majora

[Brigadier General] [Normal] 1:1
Adopted: 1956
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik (o komandnim i rangovnim zastavama FNRJ) SL 36/56
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The flag for the Brigadier General is a white square flag with a red five-pointed star in the canton.



River police pennant

Znak plovila u upravnoj službi unutrašnje plovidbe

Adopted: 22nd December 1962
Abandoned: 1992 ?
Source: Pravilnik o izmjeni i dopuni Pravilnika o isticanju i vijanju zastave trgovačke mornarice i brodarstva unutrašnje plovidbe FNRJ i znakova na brodovima trgovačke mornarice i brodarstva unutrašnje plovidbe, 22. XII. 1962 SL 43/52 [sic! 43/62?]
Pomorska enciklopedija VII: Zastava, Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod, Zagreb, 1964.

The administrative vessels on the rivers used the administrative sign since it's adoption in 1950 which was replaced with the new signal in 1962. It was a white pennant with a blue border inscribed with the number of the ship, but the exact design is uknown. Similar signal was adopted by the authoprities of the Danube countries following the Danube Commission conclusions.



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