Coast Guard Admiral Flag. Four Star, Size 3' X 5' with Pole Hem. This flag is nylon and sewn to government specs.
This Coast Guard Flag features:
- Heavy-weight Dupont nylon military-grade flag fabric specially treated to resist fading.
- Stars are appliqued—separate pieces of fabric—expertly sewn and finished for a superior professional look.
- Made in the U.S.A. Not only are our military flags assembled here, but all the materials that go into making them are domestic.
- Hems are sewn with a double row (4 rows on the fly end) of heavy, strong polyester thread tightly lock-stitched so they won’t unravel.
- Finished with our signature heavy weight polyester duck header with rope sewn into the header with a strong brass ring and snaphook
The United States Coast Guard is the coastal defense, search and rescue, and maritime law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Coast Guard is unique in that it has jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters. During peacetime they operate under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; during times of war they can be transferred to the U.S. Department of the Navy. The Coast Guard wasn’t called the Coast Guard when it was created. Alexander Hamilton requested Congress form a seagoing service in August 1790, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service. The Revenue-Marine primarily served by collecting customs duties at U.S. sea ports but were given mission opportunities as well, voluntarily and legislatively.
After the War of 1812, the sea power that the British and Spanish had in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico had weakened significantly. This gave resurgence to piracy along the Gulf Coast. Revenue cutters were dispatched to fight the pirates. In 1820, there were 4 pirate ships captured by the USRC Alabama off La Balize. Later in 1822, with the help of USS Peacock and HMS Speedwell, the Alabama captured another 5 pirate ships. In 1832, the Secretary of the Treasury Louis McLane issued a written order to conduct winter cruises to assist mariners in need. This began the life-saving mission for which the Coast Guard is known for.