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List of USSR navy flags

This is a list of naval flags of the USSR. In the column «Date» dates of issue of flags are given.

Contents

  • Jack 1
  • Ensign and Flag 2
    • Ensigns of auxiliary vessels of the Navy 2.1
    • Flags of ships of Border Guard Force 2.2
    • Naval flag of the Interior Force 2.3
  • Flags of officials 3
    • Flags of commanders-in-chief Armed Forces 3.1
    • Flags of commanders-in-chief of the Navy 3.2
    • Flags of officials of the Navy 3.3
    • Flags of officials of auxiliary services of the Navy 3.4
    • Flags of officials of the Border Guard Force 3.5
  • Broad pendants 4
  • See also 5

Jack

Flag Date Name Note
29.08.1924 — 07.07.1932 Jack and fortress flag of naval fortresses
07.07.1932 — 16.11.1950
16.11.1950 — 21.07.1992 Jack or fortress flag

Ensign and Flag

Flag Date Name Note
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Naval Ensign of the Soviet Union
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950
16.11.1950 — 21.07.1992
23.11.1926 — 27.05.1935 Honorary revolutionary naval flag
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Honorary revolutionary naval flag flown by the workers' and Peasants' Red Army’s ships and task forces
16.11.1950 — 21.07.1992 Red Banner naval ensign
20.06.1942 — 16.11.1950 Guards naval ensign
16.11.1950 — 21.07.1992
20.06.1942 — 16.11.1950 Guards Red Banner naval ensign
16.11.1950 — 21.07.1992

Ensigns of auxiliary vessels of the Navy

Flag Date Name Note
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Ensign flown by auxiliary and port craft of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Navy in case their captains were naval officers
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Ensign flown by auxiliary and port craft of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Navy in case their captains were not naval officers
04.12.1925 — 18.07.1940 Flag of predraft naval training offices
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Ensign of auxiliary and harbour vessels of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army’s naval forces
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Flag of auxiliary vessels of the fleet (flotilla) support command
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Ensign of auxiliary vessels of the Soviet Navy
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Ensign flown by waterborne vehicles of naval fortresses commanded by military officers
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Ensign flown by waterborne vehicles of naval fortresses commanded by civilians
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Ensign of hydrographic and pilot vessels and lightships commanded by naval officers Together — Flag of chief of the Hydrographic Department of the People’s Commissariat for the Navy.
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Ensign of hydrographic and pilot vessels and lightships commanded not by naval officers
03.04.1929 — 27.05.1935 Ensign of vessels of EPRON
3.09.1943 — 16.11.1950 Ensign of the navy’s rescue vessels
16.11.1950 — 1979
1979 — 21.07.1992 Ensign of the navy’s rescue service
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Ensign of hydrographic and pilot vessels and lighthouses
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Ensign of hydrographic vessels and lightships
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Ensign of hydrographic vessels of the Soviet Navy

Flags of ships of Border Guard Force

Flag Date Name Note
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Ensign of vessels operated by OGPU’s border guard flotillas Together — Flag of Chairman OGPU and his deputy.
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Ensign of border guard ships of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) of the USSR
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Naval flag of ships and boats of the Border Guard Force of the State Security Ministry of the USSR
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Naval flag flown by ships and vessels of the Border Guard Force
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Red Banner naval flag flown by ships and boats of the Border Guard Force of the State Security Ministry of the USSR
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Red Banner naval flag flown by ships and boats of the Border Guard Force of KGB under the aegis of the Council of Ministers of the USSR
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Guards naval flag flown by ships and boats of the Border Guard Force of the State Security Ministry of the USSR It is cancelled because of absence in boundary armies of the Guards ships.
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Guards Red Banner naval flag flown by ships and boats of the Border Guard Force of the State Security Ministry of the USSR It is cancelled because of absence in boundary armies of the Guards ships.

Naval flag of the Interior Force

Flag Date Name Note
18.03.1983 — 21.07.1992 Naval flag of ships (boats) and vessels operated by the Interior Force of the USSR’s Ministry of Interior

Flags of officials

Flags of commanders-in-chief Armed Forces

Flag Date Name Note
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Flag of the chairman and deputy chairman of USSR’s Revolutionary Military Council
29.08.1924 — 01.03.1927 Flag of the Red Army and Red Navy inspector and the commander-in-chief of all armed services of the Soviet Union in time of war
01.03.1927 — 07.07.1932 Flag of members of the Revolutionary Military Council of the USSR
07.07.1932 — 27.05.1935 Flag of inspector of the naval forces of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army
27.05.1935 — 07.12.1938 Flag of inspector of the naval forces of Workers' and Peasants' Red Army
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Flag of peoples’s commissar of defence of the USSR and his deputies
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of defence minister of the USSR
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of supreme commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the USSR
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Flag of chief of staff of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR

Flags of commanders-in-chief of the Navy

Flag Date Name Note
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Flag of the commander of the Soviet Union’s naval forces
27.05.1935 — 07.12.1938 Flag of inspector of the naval forces of Workers' and Peasants' Red Army
07.12.1938 — 16.11.1950 Flag of people’s commissar of the Soviet Navy
07.12.1938 — 16.11.1950 Flag of deputy people’s commissar of the Soviet Navy
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Flag of the naval minister
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of commander-in-chief of the Soviet Navy
29.08.1924 — 01.03.1927 Flag of the chief of staff of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Navy 01.03.1927—07.07.1932 — Flag of chief of the Training and Combat Directorate of the Naval Forces of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army.
07.12.1938 — 16.11.1950 Flag of chief of the Main Naval Staff of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army’s Navy
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Flag of chief of the Naval General Staff
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of chief of the Main Staff of the Soviet Navy

Flags of officials of the Navy

Flag Date Name Note
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Flag of commander of the naval forces on a specific sea
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Flag of fleet commander
16.11.1950 — 21.07.1992
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Flag of the senior admiral commanding a warship task force
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of flotilla or squadron commander
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Flag of a junior admiral commanding a warship task force
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of task force commander

Flags of officials of auxiliary services of the Navy

Flag Date Name Note
29.08.1924 — 01.03.1927 Flag of the chief of the Soviet naval forces for logistics
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Flag of chief of the Hydrographic Department of the People’s Commissariat for the Navy Together — Ensign of hydrographic and pilot vessels and lightships commanded by naval officers.
29.08.1924 — 01.03.1927 Flag of chief of the naval training establishments of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Navy
01.03.1927 — 07.07.1932 Flag of chief of the Training and Combat Directorate of the Naval Forces of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army 29.08.1924—01.03.1927 — Flag of the chief of staff of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Navy.
05.03.1926 — 27.05.1935 Flag of commanders of naval sea ports
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Flag of military port commanders
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950
03.09.1943 — 16.11.1950 Flag of rescue service chiefs of fleets and flotillas
03.09.1943 — 16.11.1950 Flag of military pilots

Flags of officials of the Border Guard Force

Flag Date Name Note
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Flag of Chairman OGPU and his deputy Together — Ensign of vessels operated by OGPU’s border guard flotillas.
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Flag of the People’s Commissar of internal affairs of the USSR
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Flag of minister of state security of the USSR
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of chairman of KGB under the aegis of the Council of Ministers of the USSR
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Flag of commander of the Border Guard Force of the State Security Ministry of the USSR
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of commander of the Border Guard Force of KGB of the USSR
29.08.1924 — 12.07.1930 Flag of chief of the Border Guards Department of OGPU
29.08.1924 — 12.07.1930 Flag of OGPU District commanders who had OGPU border guard flotillas
12.07.1930 — 27.05.1935 Flag of chief of the Main Border Guard Department of OGPU
12.07.1930 — 27.05.1935 Flag of chief and assistant chief of the Naval Inspectorate of the Main Border Guard Department and OGPU forces
12.07.1930 — 27.05.1935 Flag of OGPU district commanders and deputy commanders and GPU commanders and deputy commanders in the USSR’s republics
12.07.1930 — 27.05.1935 Flag of chief and assistant chiefs of OGPU districts' Border Guard departments
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Flag of district commanders of the Border Guard Force of the State Security Ministry of the USSR
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of border guard district commanders
12.07.1930 — 27.05.1935 Flag of commanders of OGPU’s district vessel bases
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Flag of commander of border guard ship (boat) datachments
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Flag of commanders of the border guard task forces

Broad pendants

Broad pendant Date Name
29.08.1924 — 27.08.1935 Broad pendant of commander of ship detachments
Broad pendant of commander of ship divisions
2:11
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Broad pendant of division commander of the naval forces of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army 1:5
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Broad pendant of ship division commanders 1:5
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Broad pendant of task forces commanders
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Broad pendant of commander of boat detachment of the naval forces of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army 1:5
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Broad pendant of 4-th rank ship detachment commanders 1:5
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Broad pendant of ship division commanders
29.08.1924 — 27.08.1935 Broad pendant of the senior naval chief at the roadstead 2:11
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 1:5
16.11.1950 — 21.07.1992 Broad pendant of senior commander at the roadstead 1:5
29.08.1924 — 12.07.1930 Broad pendant of chiefs of regional OGPU departaments and chiefs of the Border Guard units, having under their command OGPU's border guard ships 2:11
12.07.1930 — 27.05.1935 Broad pendant of commanders of naval detachment bases of OGPU
29.08.1924 — 12.07.1930 Broad pendant of chiefs of border guard units of OGPU's regional departments, who were in charge of OGPU border guard flotillas' ships 2:11
29.08.1924 — 12.07.1930 Broad pendant of chiefs of OGPU's border guard flotillas 2:11
12.07.1930 — 27.05.1935 Broad pendant of commanders of OGPU's vessel detachments
16.11.1950 — 21.04.1964 Broad pendant of commanders of patrol boat divisions of the Border Guard Force 1:5
21.04.1964 — 21.07.1992 Broad pendant of commanders of border guard task forces
29.08.1924 — 27.05.1935 Broad pendant of chief of the Navigation Safety Department 2:11
03.04.1929 — ? Broad pendant of EPRON's rescue diver detachment 2:11
03.04.1929 — ? Broad pendant of EPRON's chief 2:11
27.05.1935 — 16.11.1950 Broad pendant of chiefs of hydrographic detachments 1:5
03.09.1943 — 16.11.1950 Broad pendant of commanders of emergency rescue detachments and riverine emergency rescue detachments 1:5

See also

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