It was inconvenient in action, too; hence, Nelson at Trafalgar ordered the whole of his fleet to hoist the white ensign.
His yachts flew the white ensign of the Royal Yacht Squadron.
But, I say, what right has the Artist to put the white ensign on the top of that light-house?
She's flying the white ensign and an admiral's pennant, and, yes, a flag of truce.
The new Confederate flag, which bears a strong resemblance to the British white ensign, was flying from most of the forts.
The St. George's white ensign flag and pendant alone are used.
At this moment the British battle cruisers, with the white ensign streaming from their bows, were seen looming through the mist.
In the white ensign the St George's cross in the fly is 2/15 of the width of the flag.
Along came a submarine, flying the white ensign of the Royal Navy.
Stars and stripes on one shoulder, the white ensign on the other!