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Question about picture on page 14 of Warship Pictorial 50.
Posted by Jon Ryckert on August 11, 2022, 13:08:33
The pic in question shows Enterprises port side on April 6, 1938. The caption states that it is before being commissioned but that the main mast has the American flag flying which was not to happen until commissioning. Now this is just a guess as I don't know the flag protocol of the Navy back then. I feel that something tragic must had happened as the American flag is being flown at half-mast and maybe a rule was changed just for that occasion. Just a guess on my part, Jon
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