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G-SPEC First Navy Jack

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Quick Overview

Our First Navy Jacks are made by Valley Forge Flag Co. for use on US Naval vessels and conform to US Government specifications.

  • Constructed of high tenacity marine-grade 70-denier nylon per US Code, Title 4.

  • Hems are sewn with a double row of lock-stitched heavy-weight nylon thread.

  • Design is dyed through the fabric (not silk screened or printed—designs will never crack or blister) with fade resistant dyes for brilliant long lasting color.

  • Official US Government hoist to fly ratio of 1:1.9.

  • Heavy canvas duck header made to US Government specs with a fully sewn roped header, complete with rope distance line with brass snap & ring.

Size Info

  • Size 5: 6' 9-¾" x 5' 8-¾"

  • Size 7: 3' 9-¾" x 2' 8-9/16"

  • Size 8: 2' 8-9/16" x 1' 10-13/16"

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G-SPEC First Navy Jack

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A Little History In response to the events of 9/11/2001, The US Secretary of the Navy issued a directive dated May 31, 2002, requiring all Navy ships to replace the Union Jack with the First Navy Jack for the duration of the War on Terror. And although many historians question the common belief that the First Navy Jack was, in fact, the first Jack used by the fledgling Continental Navy, there is some evidence that it may be true. The commander of the Continental Navy at the time of its inception in 1776 was Commodore Esek Hopkins who wrote that prior to engagement of the enemy, each ship should fly the “strip’d Jack and Ensign at their proper places.” Was the “strip’d Jack” Hopkins referred to actually the First Navy Jack? There’s simply not enough evidence to say conclusively one way or the other. So we say, when in doubt, it’s best to side with the Secretary of the Navy!

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