A red ensign was seized jack downward in her main rigging, the highest note of the sailorman's agony of distress.
A red ensign for Australian merchant vessels was first approved in 1903.
In 1801 the "new" three-cross union had entered into the upper corner of the red ensign of British rule.
She was like a good many other ships that fly the red ensign, worn out.
From a flagstaff at the pierhead, the red ensign of England was displayed.
In those days, of course, even the shabby old red ensign was an inviolable sanctuary.
At that moment he caught sight of the red ensign flying at the fore, and asked the captain to give him one like it.
Soon they were towed in between Ramsgate piers, and this time the flying of the British red ensign denoted, 'All saved.'
At "four" the red ensign came fluttering down and the mail packet was a prize of war.
The red ensign was flying from the peak of the mainsail, and from the mast-head a long pennant bearing her name.