German Democratic Republic Naval Service Flags







10. Naval Ensign
(Dienstflagge der Kriegschiffe und Boote der Volksmarine)



[East German naval ensign]

Similar in design to the except that a black-red-gold tricolor replaces the center red stripe and the top black and bottom gold stripe is replaced by a red stripe. In use 1960-1990.
[Illustrated Pedersen, International Flag Book in Color 1971, p. 33, Smith, FTAAW, p. 228]


11. Auxillary Vessels Ensign
(Dienstflagge der Rettungschiffe und Boote der Volksmarine)



[Naval auxiliary ensign]

Like the ensign except the top and bottom stripes are blue instead of red. In use 1966-1990.
[Illustrated DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.3]


13. Service Flag of the Ships and Boats of the Coastal Border Brigade
(Dienstflagge der Schiffe und Boote der Grenzbrigade Kueste).



[Frontier Guard Ensign of East Germany]

Like the ensign except with a vertical green stripe 1/5 of width of flag in the hoist. In use 1962-1990. [Illustrated DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.3,27]


20. Flag of the Hydrographic Service
(Flagge der Hydrographischendienst)



[East German Hydrographical Service]

Auxillary vessels ensign with a yellow lighthouse in the upper fly. Adopted 1966.
[Illustrated (in black and white) Baraclough and Crampton, Flags of the World, p.122]


22. Flag of the Hydrographic Service (Flagge der Hydrographischendienst)


[East German Hydrographical Service]

Alternate blue flag flag with the lighthouse emblem at the center.
[Illustrated (in black and white) Dutch edition of Pedersen 1979, p. 190]


21. Flag of the Rescue Service
(Flagge der Rettungsdienst)



[East German Salvage Service]

Like no.20, but with a yellow diver's helmet instead of lighthouse in upper fly. Adopted in 1966.

23. Flag of the Rescue Service
(Flagge der Rettungsdienst)



[East German Hydrographical Service]

This alternate flag looks like no.20 but has a yellow diver's helmet instead of lighthouse in the centre.
[Illustrated (in black and white) Dutch edition of Pedersen 1979, p. 190].