Pennant of a Warship Underway (Soviet Navy Commissioning
Pennant), dated 1981.
In wool bunting. Medium size, measures approx. 9' in length,
7½ " in width at the base. In red, with a regular naval
ensign at the base. Stamped 1981 date on the hoist sleeve.
In very good condition. There are a couple of small moth
nips at the edge of the star and approx. ¼ long area of
moth damage at the bottom edge of the blue stripe, under the
star. None of the damage is very conspicuous, and the
pennant will display very nicely. Completely free of soiling
or stains; the colors are strong.
Standard requisite of every Soviet naval vessel, the pennant
was hoisted for the first time when the ship was
commissioned. The pennant was then flown both in port and at
sea whenever the vessel was "on a campaign" i.e. involved in
a training exercise or combat voyage.