First Navy Jack Flag

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Represents an historic reminder of the nation’s and Navy’s origin, as well as its will to persevere and triumph.

First Navy Jack Flag

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As the first ship of the Continental Navy readied in the Delaware River during the fall of 1775, Commodore Esek Hopkins issued a set of fleet signals. His signal for the “whole Fleet to Engage” the enemy provided for the “strip’d Jack and Ensign at their proper places.” Thus, from the very beginning of the U.S. Navy, the Jack has been used on board American warships. The first Navy Jack was a flag of 13 horizontal alternating red and white stripes bearing diagonally across them a rattlesnake in a moving position with the motto “Don’t Tread On Me.” The temporary substitution of this First Navy Jack represents an historic reminder of the nation’s and Navy’s origin, as well as its will to persevere and triumph. It is displayed on board all U.S. Navy ships in lieu of the Union Jack during the global war on terrorism. Made in U.S.A.